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Old 01-22-2020, 11:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy Dreams you'll probably never realize

What are some aspirations you've had for a long time that, let's face it, at this point in your life are probably not going to happen?

Mine are:

1. Going back to school for a master's degree in something more directly related to my field (I kind of fell into my work initially). I feel like it'd give my career a boost, but right now my job is pretty good already, and I feel like I'm going to be like 50 before I really get the itch to switch jobs again.
2. Learning to skydive I'm very afraid of heights, but this looks cool/possibly like exposure therapy, so I've been wanting to try for a long time. But I looked into it a bit and it seems like the first couple times you jump, you're strapped to the front of an instructor like a baby, and they do the work? That seems upsetting and not at all fun.
3. Getting really good in the kitchen and making it to a cooking competition tv show, then making nothing but a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for each challenge. Or getting on The Great British Bake Off and doing great, but pretending I don't know what oven mitts are and taking everything out of the oven with my bare hands while screaming my head off.

 
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:52 AM   #2
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Travel. The uninhibited kind.

 
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:56 AM   #3
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1. Write a bestselling literary novel about my childhood that will convince my dad to both love me for who i am and if not apologize at least begin to appreciate how incredibly damaging his conditional parenting was for my lifelong mental health
2. Finish Skyrim (it’s too endless and gosh i can’t stop picking flowers under the northern lights while catching bugs long enough to go down and talk to the stupid jarl or whoever)
3. Learn to fly a plane so i can disappear over the devils sea or wherever, so that everyone will miss and love me, at last

 
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:03 PM   #4
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1. Have kids or create some sense of family that falls somewhere in the ballpark of normalcy. I am only 35 and still shooting active swimmers, but I've resigned myself to not having the energy or the mental fortitude to raise children at this point. Also, my long-term girlfriend is 11 years older than me, has a grown daughter, and doesn't want more kids even if she could. And I don't want to be with anyone but her, so...

This isn't a dream so much as something my younger self thought would be inevitable. I've accepted that having children just isn't right for me.

2. Become a writer of any sort that would have even the slightest measure of an audience. I used to feel like I had that in various corners of the internet up until a few years ago, but now the landscape has changed, the old guards have withered and died and I think I'm too out of touch to reach anyone other than the odd rando here or there. My movie review/think-piece blog that no one reads but I still maintain can attest to that. The internet is definitely not the fun, wild west it was back in the day and I feel less and less connected to it with each passing day. Weird to watch the internet age, huh?

3. Live in a cabin in the woods, isolated from the world at large (girlfriend and animals notwithstanding), off the grid (preferably with things to write), living on minimal electricity and conveniences. Doesn't feel terribly feasible the more time goes on. But it's a nice, romantic idea.

4. To be retweeted by Twitter.com/fuzzyroes

Fuzzy Roes ✝ (@fuzzyroes) Tweeted:
@PrisonPlanet Yeah, cause it's not like the Deep State has been talking about bombing and overthrowing Iran since about 2000 now...

You know this Watson, you used to cover this on The Alex Jones show...

Your new alt-light persona needs to go! https://twitter.com/fuzzyroes/status...315446274?s=20

 
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Old 01-22-2020, 02:04 PM   #5
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5. Stop quoting fuzzyroes

 
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Old 01-22-2020, 04:22 PM   #6
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I kind of always wanted to be in the mafia, but it doesn't strike me as the sort of thing you just apply for.

 
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Old 01-22-2020, 05:50 PM   #7
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I'll probably never fulfill my dream of throwing a bucket of blood on mitch mcconnell while he dines out in DC

 
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Old 01-22-2020, 11:11 PM   #8
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i dont know if these were dreams but... stuff that i've missed out on

1. probably will never have a close romantic relationship, but i guess it's possible
2. kids are definitely out at this point
3. loving family lol
4. maybe going back to school. i've fallen into comfortable work and going back will not lead to me making any more money than i do now, so its hard to justify. but i'd like to do something more meaningful with my life

 
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Owning my own house

 
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Old Yesterday, 02:08 AM   #10
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I'm not completely letting that one go yet, but there are many steps from where I am now until I realize that dream

 
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