What is your dream in life?

South Africa
March 18, 2008 3:06am CST
A very good friend once sent me the next little piece and I want to share it with you: " Don't give up your dreams or your dreaming. Don't let life cut your line as you reel in those dreams... ... hold on tightly ... ... keep reeling ... ... don't give up ... ... grab that net ... and if they look like they're about to leap out of the net after you've caught them, jump in after them, and keep on swimming, till you drown if you have to ... BUT don't ever let go of those dreams..." Now I want to challenge all my fellow myLotters: Sit and think for a moment. What are your dreams? Have you achieved at least one of your dreams? And what do you do to achieve them? Do you allow circumstances and people to stand in your way? How important are your dreams to you?
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@chrislotz (8203)
• Canada
28 Mar 08
I don't have any big dreams. I just want a peaceful life and I want to not have to worry about money. I don't need to be rich, I just want to be able to live comfortably. I have not achieved any of my dreams, all though at one or two times in my life, I thought I was close but then things fell apart for me and I am starting all over again. My health went down the tubes the last couple years and I haven't been able to work and my husband started gambling and everything we worked for is now gone because of his gambling. In two years he gambled away all of our savings and RRSP's and our house and everything we owned. We have now filed for bankruptsy and don't have a home. We have been living at my mom's and friends and house sitting. We now have to move by this Sunday and have no home to go to. So I have decided to move to another city to live and work with my daughter. We will clean houses and I can do that with my health problems because when I get an attack I can lay down till it passes and then continue to clean. My husband is going for councilling, as part of the bankruptsy, and I don't think he is gambling anymore, but I don't know that for sure. So I am going to start my life over again, even though I am 51 years old. I will not give up on my dream to have a quiet and peaceful life.
• South Africa
29 Mar 08
I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's gambling and the subsequent bankruptsy. I don't have any experience but I heard that it is an addiction just like any other addiction. So I'm sure the councilling is the right thing. Concerning your dream, it sounds like you and I have more or less the same. Mine also must still come true...
@kakayu (57)
• China
18 Mar 08
My dream is to be a policeman,and having an exciting life which full of surprises and news.Am i a strange person?lol But my most important dream is to bring my parents travel all over the world
• South Africa
19 Mar 08
Well, I'm sure that some day your dream will come true, and I hope that you will be in the position to help your parents see the world. Thank you for your response.
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
18 Mar 08
I have achieved 2 of my dreams. One is to prove myself that I could make it as a career woman by climbing the corporate ladder. I have achieved it 5 years ago and I am now happy to step back a little and concentrate on my other goals in life. That is, to raise beautiful children. My other dream was to get married have a happy family. I did get married but didn't work out but I still have my happy family. My other dream is to travel the world and be my own boss. It's a dream that I am working on now and I hope to achieve in 5 years. My dreams may not be that big like the others. I remember once saying that if you dream, dream big. But I am happy with my dream.
• South Africa
18 Mar 08
Good for you! You must feel very satisfied that you have achieved at least something of what you wanted. I also tried to be a career woman, but it didn't work out, as my husband always wanted me to be at home, to be available for the kids and for him. The happy family is so important. At the moment I feel at a complete loss, because my marriage is also crumbling, but I love my children to bits and they are my life now. Good luck with the rest of your dreams. And thanks for your response.