Goals and Dreams

@savak03 (6684)
United States
September 11, 2016 11:19am CST
I know there are a lot of people here on mylot who, like me have lived the bulk of the years they feel they have been allotted. I have been reflecting lately on my past and I have to admit I am not satisfied with my accomplishments. As a child my Father planned a musical career for me. He sent me to a school to learn the guitar but I'm afraid I didn't become very good at it. I did have an excellent voice that required very little training and I am grateful for that talent. But I mostly used it to entertain myself and later my children. Although I did sing in a band for a while that mostly just fizzled out. I am a very quick learner so I have knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. I went to college, several times, but never managed to complete any course of study because life got in the way. Now, here I am in the twilight of my years trying to make sense of my life. I am not having much success there either. I am really aggravated with myself because I know something about most everything but not enough to make a mark for myself in anything. I would like to know what you feel your accomplishments are and if you are satisfied with how your life has turned out so far.
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@KristenH (33351)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
11 Sep 16
My accomplishments is making good money from Upwork this past summer. (I'll do a post on that soon.) I did write a new novel this spring and hope to finish edits in 3 weeks before I can query it next month. I had some ups and downs in my life (loss of mother 2.5 years ago, loss of cat, a month ago.)
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
13 Sep 16
I am sorry for your losses. I lost my husband and soul mate in 2004 and I still haven't gotten over it. This may be one reason I feel so down sometimes. I have also lost cats who were very dear to me in the past so I can identify with your feelings. I am jealous of your writing accomplishments. I always wanted to be a writer but never could get a good start going. I did do a few good short stories when I was in school but nothing published.
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@KristenH (33351)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
13 Sep 16
@savak03 aww thanks for your condolences. I'm sorry for your losses as well. Don't be jealous. It's never too late to go for your dreams.
@skysnap (20154)
11 Sep 16
I think I don't have big accomplishments, small yes. but nothing big so far.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
13 Sep 16
Well, if you are still young you have time for some bigger accomplishments. But small accomplishments are to be savored as well.
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@jstory07 (134211)
• Roseburg, Oregon
21 Sep 16
I am happy with my life and the way things turned out.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
21 Sep 16
I wish I was. Maybe I can still do something that will make me proud of myself.
@ms1864 (6886)
• Bangalore, India
11 Sep 16
You know..just because you can't see it now doesn't mean you haven't accomplished much....you say life got in the way...which probably means that you gave priority to your family and their needs. I am sure if you looked at yourself from their eyes, you would see a very different picture of your achievements. . My achievements in life are still underway...
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
13 Sep 16
You may be right. It is easier to focus on the negative than the positive. I do have my moments though. Today may be a better day.
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@Happy2BeMe (99410)
• Canada
11 Sep 16
I have worked at the same job for 30 years which is a great accomplishment. I raised two wonderful children who are now very independent, kind, successful young adults. I work hard every day for every thing that I have.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
13 Sep 16
I applaud your accomplishments. Raising children that become successful and independant is itself a great thing. I wish I had had the foresight to stay with a job for 30 years. You should be proud of yourself.
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@Happy2BeMe (99410)
• Canada
11 Sep 16
@Susan2015 I do enjoy it for the most part.
@Happy2BeMe (99410)
• Canada
13 Sep 16
@savak03 Thank you very much! Overall it is not a bad job. They feel like my family now. The years have passed fast when I first started then I never would have imagined that I would still be there 30 years later.
• Cebu, Philippines
21 Sep 16
It's been said that we live on this earth for a reason. Regardless if it's true or not, the most important thing is we exist and we should be thankful to have experienced life even just for a bit. To me, this life on earth is but a phase and the real journey starts after.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
22 Sep 16
I would like to get more pleasure out of the journey though. I realize this may be unrealistic these days.
@PurnaSharma (2557)
• Guwahati, India
13 Sep 16
No major accomplishment yet achieved but yes till now it was going smoothly and hope in the same way the life go on.
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@savak03 (6684)
• United States
20 Sep 16
If your life is going smoothly that in itself is an accomplishment. Be proud.