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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

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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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    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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I met someone last night, and I'm glad they were imaginary, it felt nice to have someone listen for a while and not have to worry about any of the mistakes I made.
    justalittlewallflower justalittlewallflower 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I have all kinds of dreams but one of my favorites is one where I can levitate. Lately I’ve been having dreams that are like stories and I don’t recognize some of the people in...
    vitabelle vitabelle 70+, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    They are so vivid, that I wake up feeling the same emotions that I had in my dream. I also have reoccurring dreams, maybe 2 or 3 times a month. In those dreams I'm alert and aware...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    Few days ago, i dreamt about being at the beach, and the sea was normal for sometime, with all these people around. But then i turned my back to the sea as i was talking to a...
    DropsOfRain DropsOfRain 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Last night Before I went to bed I ask God to interpret my strange dreams I been having one dream I remember in particular I was at this house looking for someone and I was...
    Msflaz29 Msflaz29 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I have had so many precog dreams. I try to concideration them a blessing though the vibrancy and detail of dreams is normal for me, it's nearly impossible for me to distinguish...
    StygeanHugh StygeanHugh 31-35, F Apr 20

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    Most of my dreams consist of me traveling either by car or by plane, mostly by plane.. These happen very frequently. My other very vivid dreams are giving birth, I do not have...
    jrene87 jrene87 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I had a very vivid dream again. I know that my dreams come true sometimes about me but for the most part, they come true about others. I have no idea what this one means or if it...
    blankcheck4urhart blankcheck4urhart 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    I'm wondering if anyone else has vivid science fiction dreams. These are hi res and full color. The content is not from any film, it's original. I know b/c I can remember when I...
    toddmorrow toddmorrow 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 17

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    Vivid dreams and exhaustion for soon 6 months. On some mornings or evenings, if I am really tired I get confused since I cannot tell apart the dream images that occur and the...
    H1PP1S H1PP1S 18-21 1 Response Apr 19

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    I've shared a few of my dreams on my profile in case someone wanted to attempt to interpret them but no bites as of yet. I wonder if anyone actually checks those? LOL
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 20

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    I've been having more vivid and nightmare-ish dreams lately. This one is from last night. I've been thinking about it all day. Any ideas on what it might mean? I'm running...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    This is a kinda funny story. When I was taking loads of drugs in this house I shared with my best mate/drug buddy, some strange stuff used to happen.I had a parcel delivered to me...
    chinawhite007 chinawhite007 26-30, M 4 days ago

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    My dreams get so intense sometimes I write stories and movies and sometimes even short series off them. The nightmares are realistic as well but however they don't scare me as much...
    MaxwellMoonHoof MaxwellMoonHoof 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I had a very vivid dream every time I went to visit a friend I couldn't see the girl's face their would be a very aggressive dog trying nibble at my leg but the bite wouldn't be...
    Msflaz29 Msflaz29 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Dreams were not sweet......I dreamt I was a burglar that broke into a haunted house. I stole all the treasure including a rather tasty astin martin db9. The ghosts were less than...
    pmax2000 pmax2000 31-35, M Apr 7

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    I often have dreams with a lot of detail and that are very realistic. I hate it when I have a disturbing dream that leaves me feeling upset after I wake up. :(
    Geekynerdgirl Geekynerdgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    I dreamed that I was in a bathroom naked and looking at myself in the mirror. There was lots of dead white skin all over my body. It was as if I was shedding like a snake. I slowly...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 1 Response Apr 9

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    So most of my dreams are as real as life. And I had a dream that I was helping clean up a natural disaster as a first responder. I was watching another first responder deal with...
    onyxdoll onyxdoll 22-25, F Apr 9

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    Last night well this wasn't a dream it was a nightmare about a *******,crazy girl I used to be extremely close with I ended our friendship because she's threatened to murder,rape...
    Imanotamachine Imanotamachine 18-21, F Apr 11

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    For the past three nights I've dreamt of wolves. The first night I was running from a jaguar and I climbed up the side of a very steep rocky slope that the big cat couldn't ascend...
    TundraIvy TundraIvy 16-17, F Apr 11

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    My dreams are certainly strange. In my last dream, I was going to be in a roller skating contest. Weird!
    hispreciouspet1 hispreciouspet1 46-50, F Apr 17

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    I went through a period where I didn't remember any of my dreams. Now, I'm remembering again. They're very vivid, very detailed. And, honestly, I wish I wasn't remembering them.
    Sicarium Sicarium 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I love my dreams. Even though they're mostly all nightmares. I like experiencing the fear and thrill. I think maybe if I could dream forever I would.
    GhostlyAngel GhostlyAngel 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My dreams are so vivid and take place in a constant setting. Because of this, I've decided to put my dream world on paper and turn it into my story and comic book universe. I doubt...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 2 days ago

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    Odd dream this morning It's been a long time and I still dream bout him it's odd I don't want him I'm fed happy and healthier yet my dreams play tricks with me It's almost...
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago