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My childhood dreams and what has become of them

Updated on May 7, 2011

Childhood dreams

Many of us have had a lot of different childhood dreams. Some of them were as far fetched as becoming a super rock star not knowing you have no talent for music and some where as realistic as becoming a firefighter of police officer. I was one of those children who had a variety of things I wanted to be when I grew up. Sure I used to think being a doctor, a dancer, a gymnast or a lawyer was great, however those were the split second thoughts of my wildly running imagination. My true ambition was to be in the Navy like my father, grandfather and other family members were. It is only natural for a child to want to be like a parent they look up to but for me that was a real dream. I had issues as a teen but I never let go of that dream of being in the military. Unfortunately I did nothing at a young age and worked for that weekly paycheck instead. It was not until I was 24 I actually went and saw a recruiter. Being a high school dropout was going to put me in a small percentage of people that they could take without a diploma but I was willing to try. Sadly enough I had no choice but to set that dream aside due to health issues that will not be overlooked not to mention my age now. But all disappointment aside I am still young enough to pursue whatever dream I choose and I will do so when and if the time is right.


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      ruffridyer 6 years ago from Dayton, ohio

      Good luck to you, never give up.

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      Guanta 6 years ago from New York City

      Hi Dorothy 0328. Thank you for your Hub. I can well understand unfulfilled dreams. My dream was to be a lawyer but unfortunately I didn't apply myself as I should have.