life`s under no obligation to give us what we expect
August 26, 2008 4:01pm CST
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a soccer player. I played pro in middle and high school and thought this is it, this is what I am going to do with my life. But then an injury and well, my parents (who didn’t think soccer was a real profession) ruined my dream. I was mad for as long time after that, but I did not do anything to fix the problem (rehab, or convince my parents). I just accepted the decision and went on with my life. It was though and still, to this day I feel like I was robbed. But life is under no obligation to give us what we expect or want – right? Ever felt this way?
• United States
26 Aug 08
I have felt that way myself. I had a huge love of horses when I grew up in the 70's. I always told my dad that I wanted to be a barrel racer or to have a career with horses. He always told me there was no money in that. Then in the 90's horses became big business. Rodeo became big, horse racing is still big, and horse therapy. I started gentle breaking horses when I became older, but I never pursued a career in the field I loved. I blamed my dad and my lack of know how to get into the business. It took me a long time to become happy with the person I am today and realize that even though my dreams did not come true they still did because I have a wonderful life and family that I might not have had if life would have handed me what I thought I wanted.