get your dream?
If it was suddenly feasible but you had to completely change your life, what would you be willing to sacrifice?
Who would you have to leave
remember it entails your biggest wish / dream come true but what comes with that is you have to completely change everything - how far could you go?
What choice would you make?
When I was younger and bullet proof I reached for my dreams with both hands and saw many of them come true. The sacrifices then were worth it and I don't regret going for it.
Now my dreams are different. My biggest dream is to see grand babies and enjoy my life. Anything that would cost me family just wouldn't be a dream.
I tend to be wary of my dreams. As a kid I really wanted to break a bone for the cast and to have glasses. I managed to break my arm and decided God, the Universe or whatever powers that be should just ignore my wish for glasses! The problem is I don't always know what I want in specific terms, to say I want to feel happy and free is probably the best thing to wish for and dream of. Guess what? Most days that is exactly how I feel and writing here has given me a real promise of greater freedoms (more income can mean more freedom to buy the stuff I want or need without worrying about going broke) and greater happiness as the feeling of accomplishment and pride in writing something people read gives me loads of joy.
i would change everything.
everything except anything that would impact my son in a negative way, then i would not.
If it meant not being a teacher again then I would give that up to be a full time writer/author. Though as strange as it sounds I write better when I a working with the kids. They inspire me sometimes and looking into their faces makes me smile and want to write more. werid huh? But if it meant giving that up then i would do it so I could become an author. I could always go back to teaching later on in life.
hey did you ever read the comment I made to you in th other oen about writing a book? about you mixing your two stories?
I suggested that you get two seperate journals and once you are done writing for the day. Write down the last sentence or paragraph in one journal that has on the front the title of the story it's from. Might help you keep the two seperate I have to do that too
something crazy about us, loving it - thanks for thee tip
Wow, that's a tough one! I've often felt the desire to sell everything I own and turn it all into cash and leave on a Harley with the clothes on my back and a knapsack full of my money. I couldn't do that now, but if I was alone I wouldn't think twice!
What you're talking about is different... you're talking about a once in a lifetime chance to realize your dream! We have only one life and if this dream is REALLY what you want, if you feel you will REALLY be happier realizing it, then I would go for it!
Life is always about change... it changes even when we don't want it to. It's rare when we get the chance to make the kind of changes you're talking about... do it! Those that love you and are hurt will forgive you and understand, everyone else doesn't matter!
I'd go as far as it takes.
Anything I need will be in that dream already, so no worries about leaving something/one behind.
In a few years I might end up as a nun in some monastery high on top of the mountain in Tibet, or in Africa on some humanitarian mission, or in politics, or as a housewife with 3 kids, or I might be in business, or anything else.
My dream is to be happy, and the method is irrelevant.
The only part of my dream that has yet to come true is owning a cattle ranch.
I would move, since I always dreamed of the ranch being in Montana. Selling the household things and starting over wouldn't bother me a bit. However, it would not be my dream if it meant leaving any part of my family behind. Friends are friends where ever they are, and if friendships fail because of distance, than they weren't all that real in the first place.
When it comes to dreams, the only thing I am unsure of is embracing a new one.
nice topic~~ I've already accomplished some of my dreams and am living them, working on the next one~~
as far as leaving anyone?
if I felt I had to leave someone, I think it would be have to be very clear that that was necessary. sometimes it is and it takes courage and support.
I wish more people would try to live their dreams.
I once went to the end of the earth...literally...to accomplish a dream! But, I would not forsake anyone or any commitment I had made previously to do so...in the present! The problem with chasing a dream...is they very often come true...and once there...although living with the new reality of "HAVING YOUR DREAM"...you also have to live with yourself...and how you got to that dream. Oh...and once the dream is achieved...will it be around for a short or long duration...? What happens when the dream comes to an end...and you burned bridges to get that dream?
Are you ready for the consequences?
Anyways...lyrics...these are the thoughts that come to my mind after chasing a few dreams...in the past.
It's not either or. You can have more than one dream, and they can all come true, if you don't give up too soon! (And if you haven't dreamed of mutually inconsistent things -- such as to be a fireman and not to be a fireman at the same time!)
My dreams have kept me alive when I didn't think I had any other reason. Maybe it's because of my dreams that I've lost so much along the way--to open me up to receiving what I've always dreamed and hoped for. The oddest thing in that difficult process is that I find that I am also regaining some important things I thought I lost forever. Sometimes losing things, sacrificing, is not all bad. But you have to be willing to get through the whole process, not just part of it.
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