Are you living your dream?

@deejean06 (1953)
United States
March 25, 2009 12:48pm CST
Are you living the way you always thought you would be? Do you have the perfect house, spouse, children? Do you have the career you always wanted? I'm just curious...My life isn't the way I pictured it when I was younger...I don't have a promising career. I just have a job. But it pays the bills and the health insurance and I have somewhere to go each day. I don't have the perfect house with the picket fence. But it's a nice little house and it's built well and it's sheltered us for years now. I did marry the man of my dreams. He came along much later in my life than I had hoped for but I guess it's never too late for love. We have a healthy gorgeous son and hope to have a couple more children. So what about you...are you living your dream or are you still working on it?
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33 responses
• China
26 Mar 09
I will graduate on July this year ,and I will get into the society.I will have my first job ,and work hard for it .Maybe one day ,it will become my career, maybe I will change for another job soon.I thought very fine before I began to find a job .I wanted to find a job which was relaxed and could earn a lot of money! I thought it was easy to do it .But it is really hard! There are so many university graduates and a few status ,to much competition! But no matter how different it is ,I will not lose my dream! I will stick to my dream and strive for it !!
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi fei...Congratulations on your graduation! I'm glad you have a positive attitude - I'm sure that will help you in life. Good luck to you and thanks for the response.
• China
28 Mar 09
hi, fei, maybe I will graduate befor May. now i recieved two call, both of them from public institution. one of them is introduced by my tutor. I don't know whether i can get one.
• India
25 Mar 09
i think hardly one ir two people in thousands would have had completed there dream and as those other people i have got none that i had dreamt of instread i got worse things which made me more angry, so i think dreaming is just waste of time instead we should do something and get what we hadn't dreamt of would make something better than none
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• Canada
25 Mar 09
What a great question! To answer truthfully, No, I am not living the dream I had for myself when I was in my teens and early 20's. Now I realize they were just Daydreams, not based on any reality, so eventually I grew up and tossed them out. You sound like you have a nice life and a great family too. Appreciate it. Leave dreams for sleep and night where they belong and you can enjoy them. Have you ever kept a dream journal? Where you jot down what you dreamed? More about dreams/sleep: http://adreams-teller.blogspot.com
@srijshm (1165)
• India
25 Mar 09
I guess if one is is living his/her dream, life would become directionless. Let me clarify: Ten years back if i had to list out my dreams, i would have listed most of the things i am living/ experiencing today in that list. But the beauty of our mind is that it keeps on expanding & we work towards bigger dreams. I have a loving & caring family, however the search for greener pastures has taken me away from my parents. so my my new dream is to retire early & be closer to my parents. I always wanted my son to go to best school in town - now that it has happened i dream to take a long holiday with him. For me the search for perfection will never end & this is the beauty of life. ***** for the question,I really enjoyed answering that.
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
im almost there. naks. thats my spirit. hahahaha
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi carrine! That's great for you! Thanks for the response.
@carrine (2749)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
ur welcome./. and u too
@Boofybutt (316)
• United States
25 Mar 09
No, I'm not even close to living my dream. I did not marry the man of my dreams, we rent an apartment, I don't have a job. But, what I do have are 2 wonderful childrent that I love more than anything else in the world, and as long as I'm with them and they're with me, nothing else matters. Just because I'm not living mine, doesn't mean I can't help them live theirs when the time comes. I can help them learn from my mistakes, and who knows maybe someday I will get my dream life. For now, I'm settling for what I have until I finish my accounting classes, and can get a good job.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
25 Mar 09
Hi boofy - Good luck with your accounting classes and congratulations on your two wonderful children. If they are the ones in the picture they're very cute and look very happy! I hope you do get everything you wish for and thanks for the response.
• United States
25 Mar 09
Thank you very much, yes that's them in the picture.
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• Singapore
26 Mar 09
a few month ago i don't think i having a happy life, until i just moved to my own house with my hubby , we got a happy ,peaceful day living together. and for my career i love it , it was my dream few year ago ,and now I'm a makeup artist . but my next dream is to become Hollywood makeup artist .hope my dream comes
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hi eileen... wow - you seem like you have an awesome life - good for you! Thanks for the response and good luck to you becoming a Hollywood makeup artist! I hope you fulfill your dream also!
• Pakistan
26 Mar 09
Yes, I'm living on my way
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi rana...Good for you and thanks for the response!
@jambi462 (4598)
• United States
26 Mar 09
No I'm not living my dream I think that in this world it is nearly impossible to live your dream unless a lot of it is handed to you. Most people start off rich and stay rich or get richer. While others struggle pretty badly to try and survive. Human kind is to messed up to allow us all to live our dreams and I think we all know that.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi jambi - Not a lot has been handed to me or my husband. We both work very hard for what we have. We struggle every day to make sure we still have a roof over our heads, heat and hot water in the house, and food on the table. I'm sorry you're having such a tough time and I hope it gets better for you. Thanks for the response.
@karbuks (270)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
im still in the process of achieving my dreams. Im always positive that it will come true despite the crisis we are experiencing. I do really hope ill achieve it...hehehe...i want to have my own house, i'm not dreaming of a mansion. its just that its great own a house that is worth your effort. I know its difficult but there is nothing impossibe if you will work hard for it and right now im just so thankful of the blessings i receive everyday.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi karbuks! What a great response! I think you will get everything you dream of since you have such a positive attitude. Good luck to you and I'm glad you have blessings everyday! Thanks for your response.
26 Mar 09
Oh deejean, everything seems to have nicely panned out for you. Congratulations and wish you more luck with your future dreams. I'm a sucker for romance and love, so I'd happily trade a house with picket fence and even a career for it. lol.. but jokes apart, I am still young to comment. However, I think I'd find it very boring if everything worked out exactly the way I had wanted or envisioned. I know even if I did get everything I would miss something else.. that is unknown to me now. am I making sense? so, personally, i've lived through a bad relationship or two, a career that looks promising as of now, and i havent really dreamed of a perfect house or mate house yet. i also believe that it is important for us to have some of our dreams and hopes crashed for us to appreciate the ones that do work out in the end. On reading your story, I am delighted for you. the dream that you are now living sounds ideal and perfect.. atleast to my ears! :-)
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi Lucky...Thanks so much for the kind words. I think I misled you a bit as I didn't have just a bad relationship or two, I had a whole string. I was alone for a very long time which was difficult because I looked around at everyone else my age and they all had exactly what I have now: a spouse and a child. So my life was not always peachy but it all turned out for the best. And you're right - If I had gotten everything I wanted long ago I would not have the things I have now and they're the best I could have hoped for! Thanks for your response and good luck to you!
• China
26 Mar 09
I have pictured my dream life sometimes about having many money, travelling with my parents. While the truth is than i don't even konw what kind of job is my dream, or my boyfriend is a suitable man for my future husband. I really confused.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi hlldelight and welcome to mylot! I think your dream is wonderful and I'm sure you'll figure it out about your boyfriend. Good luck to you and thanks for the response.
• China
26 Mar 09
I am not living the life of my dream. I am still working on it and i believe that one day i can.
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
26 Mar 09
Hi spring and welcome to mylot! Good for you - that's all we can do - work on it every day...good luck to you and thanks for the response.
@mykmari_08 (2466)
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
Well, I believe everyone has a dream. In my case, it has been my lifelong dream or goal to be self-sufficient. For more than a decade now, I have been working in 3 separate corporations; one after the other. I must admit that it helped me survive but I'm not fully contented. I know I should be; I'm already married with 1 daughter for a child, and I'm really thankful for this. However at present, I'm still worried with our outstanding loans with various loan agencies and individuals. This is the biggest factor why I couldn't help myself to realize my dream of having my own business. Well in this case, a family business already. I'd like to spend more quality time with my own family, specially with our daughter who is about to start schooling. I feel that if I continue to be a working mom, I wouldn't be able to guide her in her primary years in school; and I know how important those years are. I myself have spent my whole years of studying away from my parents and siblings because I stayed with my mom's younger sister here in the city. Given the chance, I'd like to be with my child in most of her education path. Hopefully, I'll be able to earn a substantial amount to start the business I've always dreamed of; before she even starts her schooling, with God's help.
@cream97 (29168)
• United States
28 Mar 09
No, I am not living the dream that I thought that I would be living. I still have many roads to go with my life. As far as my career is concerned, I am not doing what I want to be doing. I am still trying to find work that will bring me some extra money in. I am married to my husband of seven years, and I still feel that another man wants to be with me. I have three kids and they are very beautiful. I am still making strong plans to do all that I can to succeed. My life has not planned out thw way that I thought that it would. I feel that I should be much further than I am as of now.
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• India
26 Mar 09
hey hi there.. as of now i am living my dream...i always wanted to be a doctor and now am studying to become a doc..ii always wanted to get in a top college in India. and am in one of the top ten colleges in India for medicine....so i could say i am living my dream but i have sacrificed a lot to achieve it...
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@Oscarchen (123)
• China
26 Mar 09
Hemm...When I was a child, I dreamed that I was an astronomer. I love the stars in the sky. Every night I looked at sky, and counted the stars. But now, hemm....I am a student of computer technology. I still like stars. It's mysterious. Now ,it's my habit.
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• Philippines
26 Mar 09
i should have been living in my dreams but somewhere, i made a mistake that i consider a nightmare. anyway it's not the end of the world for me. i have to stand up and move on even to the point of starting again like a child starting to walk.
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@sameroad (3180)
• United States
26 Mar 09
I'm no where close to living my dream.... I'm only 21 years old but i do feel i should have had a start on it already... I don't have a job and i need one. I have social anxiety though so it's not like it's a walk in the park for me to find a job. I don't have the woman of my dreams.. haven't even came close to meeting her. I don't have my dream house but at least i have a home... i don't make a living from being a photographer and i want too. I still have so much to do before i am living my dream... but i have started to work on my inner problems so that i can then work on the outer ones so i can move forward and begin to live my dream
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@eselmaro (208)
• Philippines
26 Mar 09
Not yet. It will takes some years to go for that dream. I am working in a call center now because it is where the labor needed most. Though I am trying to upgrade my bachelor degree for future purposes. Still, it will take sometime to be one of those who are happy in their field. With the recession right now, I guess it is better to practical first while waiting for the industry whom currently in freeze mode.
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