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"Always Follow Your Dreams"

Updated on September 11, 2013

"Alway follow your dreams"

I finally achieved my goal of getting my diploma but you can achieve what ever goal you want to achieve.
I finally achieved my goal of getting my diploma but you can achieve what ever goal you want to achieve.

"Always Follow Your Dreams"

I came from a large family, I'm the oldest of seven children. My parent wasn't educated so, they took what ever kind of job they could find to make ends meet. My dad never really had a school education and my mom made it to the six grade. The non education status made me want an education so, I could do more with my life. Well, at sixteenand a half, my dreams became a distant thought, when I found out I was pregnant. That was the worse discovery of my young life.

I remember how I startd writing poetry at thirteen years old, and now, I was going to be a teen mom. Well, we didn't believe in abortions and if I carried the baby the whole nine months, I wasn't giving my baby to any one. I was going to keep her and I did. Having a baby at seventeen wasn't an easy chore but I loved my little girl and I was going to do what ever I had too, so we could survive.

I knew how to work in homes by baby sitting and cleaning houses at twelve, so I got a part time job and took care of me and my babie's needs. My daughter was also my valentines gift that year. The young man decided he would marry me. That is a whole different story of four children verbal and physical abused. Anyway, I had my own dreams but the first one that I longed for and wanted to obtain was my high school diploma. Which seemed to be so far out of my reach at the time. The thought of my diploma wasn't never far away, it was always there teasing and taunting me.

I finally went on a quest to obtain my GED, that along was going to be a hard task because of my deep depression that I was suffering. I really didn't know I had it at the time and I kept pursuing and failing my GED. I don't remember the exact count of me trying to get my GED but I only missed it by one point, on one occassion. Trying and failing was devastating to me but I never gave up. I would put it on hold and go back and try again. That's how hard I wanted it. When I the doctor told me about my depression, I got some help, but I realized that my mind was so busy I couldn't concentrate. But, I thank God that this year of march 2009, I finall after forty some years have a diploma. I'm no one's dummy, I achieved my goal of obtaining my diploma even if it did take so many years.

The thing to always remember about your dream is, it's only important you. Whether you succeed or not. whether you obtain your goal or not. There will always be circumstances, stumbling blocks and everything else that will make you throw in the towel. Just remember there is no victory in giving up. I got my diploma and I feel complete, I'm a painter that I didn't know existed in me, I'm a published writer and I make original design hand made jewelry. Life is full of surprises, tucks and turns and some of them aren't good ones, but if you have dreams for yourself, keep in them in front of you.

Never ever give up on your dream, no matter how many times you falter or fall down, pick yourself up and dust yourself off and try again. If you don't try, you will never know what you could have done. Make your dreams a reality. No one can do that but you, so full steam ahead.

Benny Faye Douglass

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      penfriend 

      8 years ago

      Very good and very inspiring. Heard of it before. But your way of puting it is impressive. Thanks for the reinforcement of the idea.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you habee, it wasn't an easy chore, I just never gave up on the idea. Thank you so much for stopping by my hubs, I really appreciate you and you comment and feedback. blessings. creativeone59

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      Holle Abee 

      8 years ago from Georgia

      Good for you! Great life story.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you very much travelespresso for your comment and your well needed feedback. It's well appreciated. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      travelespresso 

      8 years ago from Somewhere in this exciting world.

      The commitment to your dreams is inspirational. I loved the line there's "no victory in giving up"....so very true. Good on you and congratulations!

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      8 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      I think you are correct in your assumptions. Thank you so very much, for stopping by my hubs. thank you also for your comment and your much needed feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Hillary 

      8 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      What an inspiring story creativeone. Thoughts and dreams are so powerful and you have shown proof that it is so. I really believe when we send them out our positive thoughts to the universe, the universe responds lovingly.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Good for you, thanks for your comment. creativeone59

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      sir_najeb 

      9 years ago

      yup....must have a dream.my dream to drive a bmw m5...hehhee

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank Madison22, you for reading my hub and enjoying it. and you're very welcome. thank you for your comment and feedback.

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      Madison 

      9 years ago from NYC

      Great hub really enjoyed reading it. Thanks for your honesty and inspiration!

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Hulsum for your comment and your appreciated feedback. Godspeed. creativeone59

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      Dr Kulsum Mehmood 

      9 years ago from Nagpur, India

      Great hub. I admire you for your courage.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you for all your wonderful comments,. you have made my day. Godspeed. creativeon59

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      tinarathore84 

      9 years ago from India

      very touching and inspiring...you are a wonder woman. raelly, we must follow our dreams..hats off to your vision and determination. my blessings.

      regards.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you hafeezrm for your uplifting comment and feedback.God Bless you. creativeone59

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      hafeezrm 

      9 years ago from Pakistan

      I travel quite often and some of my friends tell me that they cannot travel like that; they have no money, no time and no opportunities.

      Like you, I ask them "Keeping on dreaming", one day your dream would come true.

      Your article has given a hope to many aspiring young men and women. By narrating your own background and your present status, you have demonstrated the benefit of realistic dreams.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and support. God bless you. creativeone59

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      Leop 

      9 years ago

      Well written. Thank you for the inspirations. I am glad you worked hard and let anyone tell you you could not do any. Congratulations for your GED.

    • creativeone59 profile imageAUTHOR

      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thanks again for you comments and much needed feedback. God bless you also. creativeone59

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      esllr 

      9 years ago from Charlotte

      Your a wonderful inspiration. When you believe you achieve!Enjoy your life journey. It's going to take you to incredible places! God Bless!

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank you Hello for making my day and thanks for your comments. Godpseed. creativeon59

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      You put into words what many experience and then asked themselves why? Your conclusion is just what it needed and well written. You are a great lady. I too had more downs than up but I just carry on and try and try again. I am so glad you achieved all these things. Thabnks and all the best.

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      benny Faye Douglass 

      9 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

      Thank all of you, so much, you all always make my day. God bless all of you. and thanks for all of your wonderful comments. creativeone59

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      BkCreative 

      9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Oh yay! I wish we could have some kind of hub party!

      You just keep at it - sometimes step by step and you will get it done. We don't always want to take the small steps - then nothing gets accomplished.

      The important thing is not to be hard on yourself and knock yourself - can't let the negatives come in. And always, always live in the meantime. Find some balance and you will get it done!

      I've taught GED classes by the way - and it was revealed that many Americans with HS diplomas could not pass that test. Good for you!

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      bayareagreatthing 

      9 years ago from Bay Area California

      That is so wonderful!!! As you have followed your dream, and shared it here-- I am certain that God will use this to inspire others. I love your honest writing!

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      sheryld30 

      9 years ago from California

      I really like this. In fact, I am going to share this with my friends. This is just a great inspiration. :) Thanks. :)

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      loveofnight 

      9 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      true words of wisdom, being someone who has fallen many times it is good to know that there is someone out there who can be a voice

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      Veronica Allen 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      You are an inspiration to so many people! You remind me so much of my mother who struggled as a single mother of five (she had my sister at 17 and me ten months later) to provide for her family. She has since watched us grow up and leave the nest; recieved her GED; and gone on to accomplish a bevy of things she always wanted to. Thank you so much for this inspiring hub. I hope others are inspired by it to follow their dreams come what may.

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