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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 149 People

    Then Again...

    I was once told that I needed to distinguish between "Desires" - "Dreams" and "Fantasies".     At the time it confused me.  Now  I think I understand....note I said think....it was a way of getting me to understand what...
    peanutbrittle peanutbrittle 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 21, 2008

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    Top 10 Dream Jobs I've Given Up On

    10. **** star 9. Politician 8. Outlaw 7. Astronaut 6. Rock star 5. Nobel Laureate 4. Cowboy 3. Cult leader (with harem of mind-controlled slaves) 2. Supreme Ruler of Earth 1. Superhero
    sumnerkagan sumnerkagan 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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    Of Course...

    maybe they weren't dreams at all.  I guess they were more like 'fantasies'. Altho, some dreams I have 'seen' for myself...... sometimes feel like they are nothing more than illusions. Its hard many times, to actually find ways to work on your dreams. Life gets in the way...
    SweetHoney SweetHoney 46-50 1 Response Jun 3, 2008

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    Lets Face It....

    chances are im never going be a 3 day event rider. i dont, and probably never will, have the money for the horses and all the other crap. thats not to say i threw it away completely, i still show, and do 1* event courses. you just wont be seeing me at Badminton or Burghley. I...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2008

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    Maybe That Was the Point All Along...

    I have been browsing through the experiences that members of these groups have shared, and it has inspired some thought on my part... which I can assure you is uncommon, so well done =) I guess I'm engaging in a bit of self-evaluation at the moment - moreso than usual, anyway...
    sevvysebby sevvysebby 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 5, 2008

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    Retirement

    At 62, somehow I managed to make my dreams, not sure how I did it, followed a lot of things which I did not like, I did things that made me feel uncomfortable, but I completed goals, ignored the desires for better conditions in hopes that what I was doing would work out better...
    coloco coloco 61-65, M 4 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    My # 1 Dream

    I had a dream for the longest time which didn't happen.  It didn't happen for a reason and as we say, there's a reason for everything.  Something is more important to me now and if I cannot get it back, I won't follow with my dream. 
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    It Just Happens

    you wake up and realize you`ve lost them.it makes me sad at times,but i move on.i have learned that i have done so much more than i thought i could that i don`t mind losing a couple of my dreams.i can still dream of more.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 Apr 30, 2009

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    Give Up

    I have had to give up dreams due to my neck, back, 1 shoulder and 1 ankle.I have changed my dreams to simpler things like going an hour or two without pain.
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 15, 2011

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    Top 10 Measures Of Success I Have Stopped Working Towards

    1.) Saving the world 2.) Starting a revolution 3.) Writing a book of any kind 4.) Being liked by everyone 5.) Being liked by more than a small handful of people 6.) Having an interesting and popular blog 7.) Finding true, everlasting love 8.) Producing an impressive body of...
    maxandacigarette maxandacigarette 26-30, F Sep 14, 2013

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    Not For Me...

    I have dreams and I still am dumb enough to hold out and fight for them. Dreams do come true to me, and I will make them. If I didn't at least I could keep my pride knowing I never gave up on them.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 24, 2008

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    Illusions of Grandeur

    When I was young, I had all sorts of dreams.  I would go to college, graduate and find a fab job (doing who knows what).  I would rake in a bunch of money and build my dream house.  Then I would meet the perfect man and we would fall madly in love, travel the world...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 22, 2009

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    The Dreams I Have Gin Up On So Far:

    the first was to be a police officer. i wanted to make a difference in the ****** up world i saw. i wanted to protect the innocent and punish the criminals. i saw the world in black and white then, i truly did. it was my first real dream to be anything and it was what i...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 12, 2008

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    So Unexpected...

    I have to give up piano. The shock and anguish that comes with having a dream taken away is so much more painful than I ever thought it could be. I never thought this could happen. I think the hardest thing is that dreams are personal. You dream is your own. No one else feels...
    DitzyDoo DitzyDoo 18-21 1 Response Apr 20, 2011

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    Starting a While Back

    When I was younger, I had dreams of traveling to far away lands to meet with lots of different people.  Another dream was to fly into space so that I could experience weightlessness and see the earth from there.  I dreamed of becoming a great healer.  I dreamed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 28, 2008

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    Dead Ends

    Some dreams are just dead ends and childish and they should be let go and forgotten.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    Not Dreams,exactly

    Just things I liked to do.Not necessarily my very favorites,but still,things I enjoyed. I gave up on drawing-some how,I just didn't have the energy anymore, I was kind of depressed,and I was getting a little discouraged,so I just quit.Basically I said to myself;"what's the...
    PantherShadow PantherShadow 13-15, F Oct 5, 2009

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    I had a dream last night that I went to a bar and set my purse down. When I came back my wallet was gone out of my purse, I searched the bar and found it sitting on a table with...
    ericabri12 ericabri12 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    Yesterday the significant other and I wanted to drive around the city and see what changed since we last scrutinized it unhurriedly. I was supposed to drive but because I dreamed...
    EruIluvatar EruIluvatar 70+, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Just curious if anyone could have any idea about this!! I have very realistic dreams, I get hurt in the dream I feel it on my body etc. but when I get chased or attacked on the...
    BlackFox05 BlackFox05 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    That's all I ever have is lucid dreams. It is rather fun.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 10

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    Society's definition of love, and the relationship it is supposed to produce, is unnatural and unsustainable in human nature. I have 'given up' in the sense that I no longer...
    satellite42 satellite42 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 10

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    I can't fix the past. If I'm lucky, I can at least make the present better. If you have given up, then all I can ask is that you take one more crack at it and perhaps try just...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    I think I have hurt someone.So I met this guy who called himself weird but that's okay becoz I liked weird guys since they were fun.And after some conversations he started talking...
    AksharGoyal AksharGoyal 13-15, M Oct 6

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    I really think I've given up. I've literally thrown my hands in the air and said to HE LL with it. I begged, I pleaded , I've worried myself sick, and I've cried enough to fill an...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 8 hrs ago

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    I am in a deep forest. My throat is parched and my lips are dry. Under the huge canopy of the trees a well appears, brimming with water. I scoop the water in my palms and I drink...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    So some people believe dreams can tell what's going to happen in the future and some don't believe in that. But something we all have to agree is that dreams are things that are...
    Amusec Amusec 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 27

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    My fiancé cheated on me back in April with his baby mama, I decided to stay and work things out because I love him and I want to be with him. We've pushed the wedding back several...
    kay5262 kay5262 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 6

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    I had a dream about two days ago that somthing wrong was going to happen in my family & it just did i been having dreams that come true since I can remember and my mom has dreams...
    mariardz55 mariardz55 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    I've decided that I wanted to start keeping a dream journal. My dreams are so good I usually try to fall back asleep for a few more hours just to finish the dream or get back to it...
    Amelia34 Amelia34 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    Lately I've been having very scary dreams about my father molesting me when we are alone... My dad isn't like that at all so I don't understand why my dreams are doing this... It's...
    ericabri12 ericabri12 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It's funny how your loved ones come to you in your dreams. My mum past away when I was 9. About a year ago I had a dream that I was with 2 girlfriends and we were meeting up with...
    Mzwalker Mzwalker 22-25, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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    Ok, when I was about 13 I started having this weird dream. I was running and scared to death of whatever was following me. In my mind, I could hear a voice calling out, telling me...
    thorn9014 thorn9014 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I had a dream last night. I was standing on this giant rock in the middle of a large river. Someone said it used to be a dragon and it was laying in wait of it's new master. There...
    yourblacknight yourblacknight 26-30, M Oct 10

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    I had a dream last night. I was standing on this giant rock in the middle of a large river. Someone said it used to be a dragon and it was laying in wait of it's new master. There...
    yourblacknight yourblacknight 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 10

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    I keep having a reoccurring theme, the dreams always focus on a relationship between me and someone else, but by the end of the dream something always happens in which they either...
    Reznin Reznin 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    In reference to an earlier post, it's a bit of a long one, so bear with me, recently i have been having some really bad dreams they all have had the same theme i'm always in a...
    Reznin Reznin 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    Had a right one last night, me bit 'spirit animal' or whatever must have been on crack! Honestly it was Hitchhikers Guide type stuff. Well anyway I was in an office. No idea what...
    OhGodSquirrels OhGodSquirrels 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I often have dreams so vivid I have to question whether or not I actually had a conversation with a person. When I was young I would tell my mom stories about something I believed...
    travismumbles travismumbles 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 25

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    I haven't had time to write down my dreams from the night before last, and I don't want to share the whole details, but I had a really emotional dream where I was at the house I...
    colorstone colorstone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I keep having nightmares about s3xual assault. At first I think it feels good then I realize the person doing whatever to me isn't my boyfriend so I freak out and the dreams go...
    shootdownthestars shootdownthestars 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    This morning I had a brief but vivid dream of a woman I want to have an affair with. My my dream she came up to me and was hanging on my arm talking dirty. My wife was annoyed...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 6

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    So my dog needs two bumps removed from her skin and I've been procrastinating on scheduling her surgery because I'm scared to death of putting her under anesthesia :-( Last night I...
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    The dreams I tend to remember easier, are the ones that I have when I am 1/2 awake, 1/2 asleep. I often realize that I am dreaming, but I still enjoy it. Sometimes I will stay in...
    Luvhugeuptop Luvhugeuptop 46-50, M Oct 9

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    I had it again. Same unknown parking lot surrounding an unmarked building next to a fenced off cliff with a sloped path leading up to another building. I remember the place well...
    JohnBobMac JohnBobMac 16-17, T Oct 9

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    I have dreams about a group of people. I don't know who they are, but they are the same people every time. Every single dream (save this past one) we are walking through the...
    Ferality417 Ferality417 16-17, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I like my dreams way better than my life so I sleep extra. Lol
    toniyl toniyl 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I can't stop seeing people dying and in my dreams I'm the one who kills them... Make it stop
    bluejay19 bluejay19 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    I have dreams about falling through ice and drowning. For instance, this one time I was standing along a rivers edge watching the spring ice break up, all of a sudden the ice under...
    mongoheadmonster mongoheadmonster 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 23