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I Have Given Up On Some of My Dreams

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 149 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I have stabbed someone, me and my friends play fight with knives, the first one to stab someone ten times wins it's so fun hehe
    ILoveToBeTortured ILoveToBeTortured 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    When I was a kid (third grade or less), I used to have dreams so vivid to the point where I (think) can feel things.... For example: One time, I had a dream where I was at the top...
    salmon140301 salmon140301 13-15, F 1 hr 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 May 3

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    Actually, I met this really awesome man on Tinder. He's 33 and lives on the other side of the country. He found a common interest in me because I'm interested in tech and graphic...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F May 13

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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 May 3

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    The house loomed at its two stories, taller than many of the trees beside it. It sat in perfect stillness, and had an air of mystery that quietly demanded exploration. It sat near...
    Fluffystuff Fluffystuff 18-21, F 1 Response May 7

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    Typically the dreams I have are either a forewarning of what to come or pretty much what will happen Naturally this scares me seeing as I have reoccurring dreams about me drowning...
    DeannaeD DeannaeD 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    Lots of people have had that dream where a giant doomsday-wave comes crashing at you. I used to have it a lot during a stressful period of time. The dreams disappeared gradually...
    StrangeCity StrangeCity 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I have always had very vivid dreams. Last night, I dreamed of horses, actually three horses and they seemed to be flying but didn't have wings. One horse was red. One was black...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Sex dreams are the best dreams am I right
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Apr 27

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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 May 1

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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 May 2

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    I dream that something happens to me, usually a bug crawling over me while I'm sleeping. Then I wake up trying to battle whatever was in my dream. I see it for a brief moment when...
    FrannyLou FrannyLou 16-17, F 1 Response May 7

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    I'm having dreams that are super realistic and sometimes I can hardly tell its a dream.
    AnnonymousNum3 AnnonymousNum3 22-25, F May 12

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    I have had night terrors since I was 3. I am not sure if any of you know, but they aren't anything like nightmares, night terrors is an actual sleep and mental disorder. I feel...
    Majesticscribbler Majesticscribbler 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    A single moment. It is in that moment that you feel all the emotions of a thousand lives lived before. I had a dream. It is evening. The sky turns dark. I look through the...
    novembermoon novembermoon 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 May 1

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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.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 3

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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 May 3

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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 May 4

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    I have been negligent in writing down my dreams as of late. Most of them have consisted of an order out of chaos theme, but the one I most remember was of my Mom in her frail...
    Harley53 Harley53 61-65, F 1 Response May 9

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    As you all might know, I've had psychic moments, and they're getting stronger. It's Odd. Normally my dreams come true. I'll explain one I had last night. So after the competition...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses May 11

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    I constantly have dreams that I have wings on my back and I fly all over the place. When I wake up I feep like I have phantom limb syndrome because I can still feel them even...
    QuanMarquis QuanMarquis 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Three weeks ago I watched my beautiful grandma take her last breath. It feels like just yesterday. She had been diagnosed with one of the deadliest forms of cancer just ONE short...
    unpredictableprediction unpredictableprediction 22-25, F May 11

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