Giving up your biggest dream.

By Thor
Denmark
September 4, 2015 12:59pm CST
In my entire life, I have been thinking about what I should do with my life. At the age of 50 years, I have finally found out what I want to do. I want to be a cabinetmaker. I have always liked to work with wood, but it has never crossed my mind that I could do that for living. It is possible in Denmark to get an apprenticeship no matter how old you are, so my age is not the problem. The problem is that I am mentally ill, and I am unable to work 8 hours a day. So, in fact I have to give up the biggest dream I have. Has any of you out there had to give up your biggest dream?
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4 responses
@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
5 Sep 15
Well, you dont need to give up your cherished dream - given the resources. You can always try selling your cabinets on different e-Commerce sites - like Amazon or eBay and you do can mention that you would start working only once you have a confirmed order. Talking about ailments, limitations - I have a few ailments and I too cannot work dedicatedly for 8 hours at a stretch. So I work from home and am still able to chase my dreams. Agreed, I do not get into more of Physical Labor, but mental work and labor is also work and effort. Think about it. You live in a country that does not have a restriction in terms of learning and you do mention age is not a bar. So you are blessed with things that many other do not have. All you have to do is to stand up and try achieving you dream. In case you need any advice - related to how you can do it on an ECommerce site, do follow up here, and I will be more than happy to provide you with the best I can. I have a client from Canada, who does wood work and earns well using these ecommerce sites.
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• Denmark
5 Sep 15
Over the years I have made many things of wood. But though I have made many things of wood, I still call myself an amateur, and I need to learn a lot more before I will sell my things on ebay. Perhaps, I will try it in the future. Thank you for your support.
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@owlwings (37708)
• Cambridge, England
5 Sep 15
Do you not have schemes which help disabled people to learn a trade? If your disability doesn't allow you to work for 8 hours at a stretch, there may be training schemes which will allow you to learn cabinet making at your own speed. Perhaps there are also cabinet makers who would be prepared to take you on as an assistant with a flexible working pattern and teach you the trade. In the UK we have training schemes for the mentally and physically disadvantaged and woodworking is certainly one of the skills taught.
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• Denmark
5 Sep 15
I have examined some of my chances, and right now my psyciatrist is trying to find out what possibilities there are. So I look forward to the next meeting with him.
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@owlwings (37708)
• Cambridge, England
5 Sep 15
@Thor1965 I wish you all the best! The main thing is, don't give up!
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• Indonesia
5 Sep 15
I'm sorry for your illness... I'm happy to know what I want in such as young age ( do you consider 25 years old as young? ). My dream is to success with my blog. It may not sound like big dream, but for me living whole life as full time blogger is my personal success story
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• Denmark
5 Sep 15
I think that 25 years is a very young age. I wish I was 25 years again. Many things could have been different. Good luck with your blog. I hope you will succeed.
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• Indonesia
8 Sep 15
@Thor1965 No need to regret @thor1965. I'm sure you've made wonderful things during years that enrich you and makes you who you are today. We all have our own progress Don't give up
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• Lakewood, Colorado
4 Sep 15
You live in such a great country Thor, tho you may not realize it. It is a lovely place. I am sorry of your illness, but even could you still take the course? And maybe work only part time hours for the cabinet making?
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@thesids (22455)
• Bhubaneswar, India
5 Sep 15
Yes dear @TiarasOceanView. Today, Internet has made it much more possible to achieve dreams - and in this case, he should venture into the ECommerce sites - like eBay or even others where I am sure, he can get jobs and also, work in his own time.
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• Lakewood, Colorado
5 Sep 15
@thesids Some things may be possible Sids.
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• Denmark
5 Sep 15
I think Denmark is a great country too, and we have a very good welfare system. I have examined some of my chances, and right now my psyciatrist is trying to help me. Maybe, he can help me find a cabinet maker firm where I can work a few hours.
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