Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Your Dreams

Please respond to the following questions; make sure you are honest and real.
What are your dreams, hopes, aspirations for life? What do you long for? How can these dreams be attained? What do you REALLY want that money CAN'T buy? What does "living" mean to you?

24 comments:

Trent W. said...

My dream in life is one basically filled with joy in what I strive to achieve. I want to be a non-denominational minister after getting at least a bachelor's degree in theology. I really want to do that out of the country! I want to be different, when everyone wants to party lets say in California, I'll party in like lets say in Kentucky, for the sake of being completely different. Hence one of the reason I want to go out to either Australia, the North of Ireland, or New Zealand. I want to married happily with a woman can i cling to and who is a follower of Jesus, and kids who turn out to be the same, as i living in Australia. I want to travel and spread the Word where ever to I go, not just through words but actions. And those in my ministry loyal to God, I know I'd be able to trust them. How would i achieve this? Believe first, and then expecting the next, like making preparations. Be faithful, loyal, honest, sincere to God. Can all this be bought?
Of course not, it matters how you use it, how you view it, what you take from it. Sure, you can build a massive church with millions, tour the world with the same amount. But you can't buy loyalty of a husband, or wife, or kids, or friends. You can't buy faith. Faith is believing without seeing, can't be bought but free. To live this to the fullest, take your expectations and risk them just enough, in a responsible sense of course. Go sky diving or bungee jumping, those are risks at which you typically use as a thrill. Just thrill yourself, have no regrets. It may sound like I'm talking about something completely different, but I am not. we aren't supposed to live in second place. Remember live each day like it's our last!

Tabitha M said...

At this exact moment my ideal dreams/hopes/aspirations for my future/life are: go to CU; become a geographer(or along those lines); travel the world; marry a really hot man(the whole 9 yards); to always be excited and completing new things; possibly pop some squirts out(not yet decided); become an official organ donor(only on the license). Before I die, I want to tell someone my life story and have even the lightest affect on their life. I can achieve all these hefty goals with a positive mind frame, confidence, and endurance. I truely want love in which money can't buy(even though the Bachellor has proven this semi-false). Living to me is waking up happy to be alive and embracing every opportunity and taking unlimited chances on everything. For the way I see it is, we are all eventually going to die so why not make extreme/fun choices and live like today is our last day.

Joyce B. said...

I hope that I can make a difference in my time on earth. My aspirations are to be a kind and loving person towards everyone in hope that they will return some of that love and kindness back to me. I long for the bravery I need to do what I know is best even when it frightens me. I can attain my dreams by trying new things and meeting new people without judging or criticizing before I really know. The things I want most that money will never be able to buy me are bravery and love. Hopefully I can learn to be the best I can be in everything I do. To me living doesn’t just mean your blood is pumping, heart is beating and you’re breathing. Living is taking every moment and making it the best it can be. Living is putting your heart on the line and if it gets hurt don’t shut down try to heal and mend it and then jump right back in. Life is short so make the best of every moment that has been given to you.

Tiffany F. said...

My dreams, hopes, aspirations for my life are to go to college out of Colorado, get a bachelors degree in biology and a minor in math and then continue on to receive my masters then receive my doctoral degree in dentistry. I want to work for dentist office either my own or a companies. Along with school, I dream to marry a man who loves and cares for me no matter what, and the kind of man who is my best friend that I can be myself around and have a fun filled life. Along with marriage I dream to have two children because since I am an only child I wish sometimes I had a brother or sister, I want my kids to experience what I did not have as a child. I dream to be successful too at the same time by having a life I love living and waking up to every day of my life. Yes being a dentist is a job that pays well but that is not why I want to be a dentist; I want to be a dentist because it is my dream ever since I was in kindergarten and my dentists are my role models which really made me realize how much I do want to be a dentist. I long for a life of good health, joy, laughter, love, tears with the ones I love, my family and friends. I want to live a life I truly enjoy living and I life that I live to the absolute fullest! These dreams can be attained by doing well in college, having friends and hanging out with them and meeting new people out side your group of friends, working hard at my dreams and not letting a boy change my dreams for my future. I need to stick to my dreams and I know I can do anything if I set my mind to it. I really want friends that love me because of me and not because of what I do in terms of money. I also want people not to judge me before I really know them, for example I have opened up to my friends the more that I know them and feel comfortable around, but once I am opened up you cannot make me stop laughing or having ball of a time. It just takes time to get to know a person. I want people to look back on life and say what I great friend Tiffany was and what she did for people, great character. Living to me means…having no regrets on life and taking up every opportunity you have to take as a learning experience no matter the out come. Yes we all make bad choices but that happens in life but we have to learn for our mistakes. I want to live every day of my life to the fullest and make every day great. As others have said live life like you are dying, we really never what a day has in store for us so leave every day on a good note like it is your last.

kaylab said...

My dreams, hopes, and aspirations right now are I want to make state in track. I don't know if I can right now but that is what I really want to do this year. I also want to be captain next year for cross country and I want to break 19 minutes in my 5k. By the time I go to college, I hope to have completed all 54 fourteeners in Colorado and maybe a couple in California. Other mountain climbing related goals of mine are that I want to climb to the highest point in every state which would include Mount Ranier in Washington and Mount Denali in Alaska. I also really want to climb Mount Kilamanjaro in Africa and the highest mountain in South America. I want attend college at either CU or CSU and I either want to become an environmental engineer or an oncologist. After college I also want to join the peace corp for a year and I want to travel the world. I also want to find a man that I want to spend the rest of my life with and I want to have a couple kids. The way that I plan to achieve these goals by working hard in school to get good grades and by training hard and pushing myself through even the hardest workouts. What I really want that money can't buy is constant happiness throughout my life that has laughs and fun and that will help me live a better life. I think that what living really means to me is living the life that you want to live. You should never let anyone keep you from achieving your goals and you should always encourage others to pursue theirs.

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casey o said...

My dream, main goal in life is to have fun and not let anyone stop me. Life is to short to be worrying, to be angry, to waist time. I am waiting for the day to graduate high school. I am moving straight up to the mountains, or to the beach, or wherever I seem to drift. I don’t care if I have money, or don’t, I’m going to pack up and see where life takes me, hopefully somewhere far away from here. I long to be free, to be able to do what I want when I want, to be able to sit around and be a bum or go out and get stuff done. I want to wonder the world, experience new things, learn more about myself. I want to jump of cliffs with my snowboard, go hundreds of feet below the ocean surface. I want people to see their mistakes, to see their lives now and question them. I want people to think of their personalities and see if they really are happy, if they have accomplished what they wanted to accomplish. Dreams can be attained by setting your mind to a topic, and going for it. You have to physically go out, meet new people and get your life started for yourself. If you sit around waiting for the opportunity to come to you, it wont, you will waist your life, your life you only get once. Money can’t by freedom. I want to be able to explore this beautiful planet, dig deeper into the truths of humanity and living. I want to say what happens to me, not anyone else.

Verretta A said...

In my life, what I truly want is happiness. I wish to content with my life, which is something money can’t buy. I want to have a career doing something I love. I want a happy healthy family who spends time together. I want to stay in touch with my old friends and make new ones along the way. These things, more than money or any material possessions, are what I long for in my life. Of course, money is necessary to live and it can be nice to have for other things such as vacation, so I do also hope to have enough money to live a comfortable life. But when it come down to it, real living to me is an accumulation of everything you do in your life, and who you are, not the money you earned and the price of your possessions.

Nick Z said...

My dream in life is to be able to retire by the age of 65, to have a house in a warm place, and a job that i like. I want to go to college somewhere in europe for at least a year. I want to have a loving wife who knows what I'm thinking before I do and could never hate me no matter what. I want to invent something new even if nobody wants it.
I want to be able to make as many experiences as possible. Money will me a necessary part of life. But life is about making as many priceless moments as you can.

Maria A. said...

Life is something you can't regret and live every minute of everyday the way you want it to be. My hopes in my future are to live somewhere that fits my type of dreams. I would love to live somewhere where my house is placed on acres with beautiful horses, even though I don't know much about them, have a separate "doll house" (guest house) where I can have time to myself, but also live close to the city, possibly even by a lake. That's pretty much complicated to find somewhere where its like that, but I would do anything to live somewhere like that. I would dream of having at least 2 children, one of each- a girl and a boy. Meet a man that I could commit to my whole life and not get tired of. My hopes are to do as much as I can on my bucket list before something happens. I always wanted to go to a crops circle, dance on top of a table in a restaurant, visit the biggest waterfall, hang glide, meet Sean Fairs, go to my first rugby game, possibly drive a race car! ;), you get the idea. Yes I do want some things I probably could not afford, but who doesn't. Anyways reality checks in and you just got to love what you have. Living is not just being able to breath, its about living in a world with people you love doing the things you love.

Kelsey W said...

My dreams, hopes and aspirations for life are that I am happy and feel like I have lived my life the best I can. I long for a husband who treats me with respect and loves me, I wonderful family, and just to be living in the moment all the time. These dreams may be hard or easy to attain, but I am going to try my hardest and hopefully I will succeed. What I really want that money can buy is love, whether it be from family, friends or whoever. Love is one of the most important things to me. Living means to live in the moment, to make the best out of what you have and also to love. These are just a few meanings that I can come up with; the list could go on forever.

Tyler M said...

My dreams/hopes/and aspiration in life are to go to RMS which stands for Rocky Mountain State University which is in Billings Montana, travel the entire world, marry a beautiful woman and have three beautiful children, run a very successful buisness, and make alot of money. Also before I die I want to compose a list of the things that I never got to do in my life, and do them before I kick the bucket. Just like the two men in Bucket List. I can achieve all of these goals if I maintain a positive attitude, and have all of the cofidence from my friends and my family. What I want in which money can not buy,is love from a good woman, and the respect that I deserve from my friends and parents. Living to me is being able to wake up happy and not have a care in the world and living life to its fullest. We will all die sooner or later so live it like its your last days on Earth.

Lauren L said...

I have lots of dreams, hopes, and aspirations that I would love to fulfill in my lifetime. I would love to go to college out of state somewhere warm maybe Florida or Arizona. I want to go to nursing school and become a nurse. I’m not sure what kind of a nurse I want to become yet there are so many different choices! My other choice would to go to school to be a Physician Assistant. I would love to work in a family doctors office as a PA. That would be my ultimate dream. This would take a lot of effort and time on my part. I am willing to do this because I love being with people and talking to people and I especially love helping people so I think I would really love that job. I don’t want to do it for the money I want to do it because I have always wanted do something in the medical field. I would absolutely be thrilled to go study abroad and see other parts of the world. I would love to have a fun, happy, active, healthy family. I dream for an amazing husband who treats me with respects and loves me as much as I love him. Living to me is being happy with your life and just taking everyday one day at a time. Live everyday to its fullest. Try new things in your life and see what out there in the world. That is what living is to me!

LiaWH said...

I dream that my life if filled with art. I love doing art, and looking at art. I want to go to RMCAD for under grad, and maybe RISD for grad school. I would like to be an art teacher who does logo/advertisement design on the side, do a smidge of photography, and co-find (with my sister) an orphanage. I dream that I change the world with my art. I can make the world a more peaceful, beautiful place. I aspire to be an inspirational person. I want to leave an impression on people (a good one). I hope that when I die, people look back at what I’ve done and think ‘what a truly amazing woman, I am a better person for knowing her'. I hope that I can fulfill my purpose in this world. I hope I don’t take life to seriously and I can laugh all the time. I hope I am always with good company. I hope that I can really experience life. Get out and go on an adventure everyday. I long to be a mom. Hopefully, these dreams can be attained by just being me. Money can’t buy me what I really want, which is to live a fairy tale. I’m okay if it doesn’t end happily ever after, but to love and be loved in return.
I also dream that I could be able to see the world from other people's eye's, see how they view themselves, and how they view me. That would be so interesting!

Victoria Z said...

I want to do what makes me happy. I want to be able to wake up every morning and not dread the day to come. I understand life will include some things that I really don't like and I am totally willing to put up with those but I want to be able to say that I love my life. I long to keep the close relationship I have with everyone in my family for the rest of my life. If I didn't have them behind me none of my goals would matter. They're the ones who push me forward and encourage me. I think my dreams will be attained by just going on with my life the way I have so far. I try to learn from all my mistakes and I try doing a lot of new things. If something I do catches my attention for more than just a one time thing I pursue it. To be honest, I really want pure happiness and I don't believe money can buy that. In my eyes happiness comes from your surroundings and the people in your life. Being in high school my friends have drastically changed every year but I'm starting to have some friends that won't just leave or act like immature brats. That is one thing I think can provide me with being happy. To me living simply means enjoying your life. If partying is your thing, party it up. Clubbing? Go clubbing. Whatever you enjoy doing, do it.

Amy W said...

Right now everything seems so far away, i have a hard time figuring out what i want to do theres so many possibilities and great things i want to achieve i want be able travel and see life outside of colorado then outsie of the states i wanna see from others perspectives and help people less fortunate to thrive, i want to create something new, I want to have the kind of life that i look back on and dont regret a thing and can tell stories of the people i've meet and the things i've seen i dont need the money really i just want to explore and continue trying to find the path to happiness and fulfillment theres so many things out there i don't understand that i'd like to.

Roy C said...

What I want in life is to find my purpose. I really don't know what I want. I feel I'm wasting time though. Like I'm unsatisfied in life and all I really want is to be satisfied in life. I feel that theres restriction placed upon me and all I want to be free and relaxed. I want to find my own way in life. I really don't know the answer on how how to attain that besides soul-searching and moving along. I hope I will eventually find what I'm looking for, or that it will find me. Money can't buy that for me though. And other than being alive I really don't have the answer for what it means to live.

Gracie G said...

I dream that I will have a very fulfilling life. I know I will because I'm gonna strive for that dream till I get achieve it, I'm gonna be a tattoo artist and a famous one at that. I don't care if I'll be making a lot of money in fact I know I won't be, but I love drawing and interacting with all sorts of people. I hope through my art that I will effect those peoples lives in a great way. I long for Prince Charming to sweep me off my feet as cheesy as that is, I really do want that. I long for that caring husband to support me and whatever I want to do and maybe some day have kids. All these things I've listed have nothing to do with money. I don't care if my husband has money and if I'll be the one bringing in a larger income. As long as I am happy, he is happy and I have healthy children, my life would be great because I have my family and a job that I love. Living is doing what you love, trying new things and fearing nothing.

Gereon H. said...

When I get old, I want to be able to say that I had a great life. This is my biggest dream it contains everything what happens before.
First I want to have a successful education, if possible I would like to get a doctor's degree.
With this education I hope I can make much money but this is the smaller part in my life because otherwise my life would be empty. I also want a family; a wife who I can enjoy the life with and two or three children who I can be proud of. I would like to look up to them when they become older. They always shall have a better life than me.
I also wish that there will be something what I can leave in this world, so that I don't die as a nobody.
Those are really big dreams and I nearly have no smaller one. I don't know how my life will be like and I don't want to get disappointed. So I just have the big dreams and I try every day to come closer to them.

LauraM said...

The stage is black. The audience hushes to a silence. As the curtain rises the music begins. The heat of the lights permeates my skin. I surrender my heart and soul; every fiber of my being, to the movement. The harmony of the music becoming personified is like nothing of this world. At the end of the show, even if it is only a single person in the audience, because of what they have seen, their life has been impacted. They know that because of the beauty of the living art they have just witnessed, they are inspired. Inspired to be a better person, believe in the power of movement, to go out and do something; it doesn’t matter, as long as they are inspired. This; performing, dancing on stage, and inspiring others through ballet; this is my ultimate dream.
I want to dance. I want to dance every day until my body physically can’t take it anymore. I want to travel the world, seeing things that have never been seen by human eyes before. And I don’t mean taking a week vacation here and there; I want to truly explore; from the highest mountains, to the deepest oceans, the greenest forests, and the driest deserts, to the oldest cities, and the greatest monuments; I want to experience different cultures, moving around, spending years if that’s what it takes to see it all. I want to find someone; a man who will love me for me, all my quarks included; who will support me in my aspirations. I want to find someone who I can party with like there’s no tomorrow, or I can do absolutely nothing with, and it would be just as much fun, because we are in each others company. I want to find a man who will love me no matter what road life leads us down; we would be in it together forever no matter what.
I long to live life to the fullest without regrets. However, living life to the fullest does not necessarily mean that you are happy all the time, or do extreme things every day. Living life to the fullest means to me that you experience a little of everything that life has to offer; passion, sadness, anger, joy, loss, excitement, being grossed out, confusion, learning, and happiness is of course included, among many other things. However the key to all of this is that you experience all of these things; the good and the bad; but even still you would do it the same way again, without regret. That is living life to the fullest.
Money can’t buy living, money can’t buy the awe of a new experience, and money can’t buy love. I believe that if you do what you love and you do it passionately, money won’t be an issue; you will have enough for the things you think are important, and nothing else will matter. Life is your heart beating and your lungs breathing, but living is the moments that make your heart stop, and take your breath away.

HannaR said...

Everbody had different longings in life. It is all a matter of what ones heart desires. My dreams are larger than life. I enjoy so many different things, that it is hard to narrow them down. My dream if to fofil my own life in the way I want to. I long to look back at everyday hoping not to regret anything, and thinking about what I learned that day. This dream can only be achieved if I work on it step by step each day. I need to teach myself to take every moment in with every intention to make it the best that I can. The meaning of life to me, is that that day I am laying in myy bed thinking back on how my life has gone, to know I was the one who made it what it was. I want to feel full and achieved. I want people to look back on my life for years and know that I made it everything I could. I want to change people's lives, and I want to be the one that made a difference in someones opinion, or thought process. I want to make people think. I want to travel the world and see everything I dream of at night. All I want is to just be, to just live. I want to make myself happy. I dream to honor my mother and the ones who raised me and make them feel good about what I have become. I could go on and on. I am thankful for what I have gotten to do so far, but my life is not over; not even close. I intend to make it what they say is impossible. I am ready!

mcohn said...

my dream for life is to go to college to learn something that im very interested in and come out of college with a great career. i hope to find a career that pays well and that i love to wake up to go to my job. i never want to wake up and say that i hate my job. following with a great job, i want to have a wife that will love me and stay with me till we get old. i want to have kids that love me and look up to me. i hope that i have a boy, so i can teach him how to wrestle, play baseball, football or any sport that he desires. but if i don't get a boy, i will still love and cherish my daughter. all of these things that i have listed off is what i would define as "living"

rachel b said...

I plan on going to a good school on a volleyball scholarship where I can study to be a neonatal nurse. Then, I want to start my career and at some point along the way I want to get married to the man of my dreams and have a big family. I really want to be a mom, I love kids and thats why I would be excited about working with newborns. I want to specialize in premature babies because I want to be able to save them. I think all dreams can be achieved with a lot of hard work and passion.
Living is more than just waking up and going through a daily routine. Living is actually taking the time out of your day to realize and be grateful for what you have. Living is taking advantage of every single opportunity that is put before you. Living is doing everything possible and not leaving behind any regrets. I hope that at the end of my life, I can say that I did these things.

AndrewA said...

My only dreams and hopes in life are that I live happily, securely, and righteoussly. I long for truth and answers to the so many things that aren't yet understood. I like questioning things but I don't like that I have to question them. I hate being uninformed and I long more than anything to be constantly aware of my surroundings. In order to attain these things I must continue to improve my physicsl and mental health everyday. All that I want that money can't buy is wisdom. Wisdom is gained through experience and applies to everyday situations, so all I want that money can't possibly buy would be knowledge and wisdom. Living, to me, means doing whatever is necessary to maintain my happiness and health and only affecting others in a positive way.