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Posted on 11/30/2010 10:33:26 PM
So I'll be honest with you, the theme for this blog came as a result of a discussion that I had with my girlfriend tonight. So we were hanging out tonight, working on homework and watching tv and we started talking. She mentioned to me one of her dreams since she has been little, and I got really upset about it. She said that it was crappy of me to get upset about her dream and to not be supportive of her and that made me think. I left her place and came back to finish working on my paper that is due tomorrow (I still haven't gotten that done yet) but on my way back I really was thinking about dreams.
The first thing that popped in to my head was "who am I to put down someone else's dream?" If I ran into the 3rd grade version of myself on the way back to my apartment tonight, he probably would have kicked my butt for not keeping a dream in mind. I used to be a dreamer when I was young. I dreamed of going to UNC and playing basketball for the Tar Heels and playing in the NBA just like Michael Jordan. I dreamed of going to Ohio State University and being a soccer player there. I dreamed of someday playing for Manchester United and scoring the game winning goal for the United States in the World Cup Final. Yeah my dreams were crazy, but it made me who I am today. Maybe I don't have dreams like those anymore, but I guess when I really think about it I still have dreams... like I dream of getting my degree and working in a hospital counseling families of children who have terminal illnesses. I dream of getting married and having a family. I dream of having a nice house and a nice car and being able to provide for my children and take care of my parents when they are older. What if someone came in my room right now and told me how stupid those dreams are and told me that I'd never accomplish those dreams? I'd probably get upset and I'd probably get mad too.
Basically the point I'm trying to get across here is have dreams. In my opinion people are never too old to dream. I somewhat believe that once you stop dreaming you stop living...and I don't mean the dreams you have when you sleep. I mean like things you aspire to do, or something you aspire to be. For a while, I forgot what it was like to have a dream and I'm glad that I figured that out again tonight. I'm somewhat sad that it happened the way it did, but I feel that sometimes we need tough lessons in life to get the message across.
I challenge everyone who read this blog to sit down and think of a dream you had as a child or a dream that you have now that you want to accomplish. Don't forget that dream. Fight to make it a reality.
I'll end this by saying, don't let anyone ever tell you that you can't do something. If you believe it, you can achieve it.
Have a good night. I have to get this paper done. I'm sure I'll be back to blog again sometime soon.
Hometown: Cedar Grove, WI
Major: Psychology and Sociology
Activities: Men's Soccer Relay for Life Campus Ambassador Intramural Basketball
Why did I chose Lakeland?:
I wanted a school that was close to home and a place that I knew I would receive the individual attention I needed from my Professors.
What am I doing when I'm not playing soccer or in class?:
I enjoy playing basketball and hanging out with friends.
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