A time your dream fell through and the happy ending anyway. Anyone?

posted 3 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
2052 posts
Buzzing bee

@chillinchillin:  I’m sorry you didn’t get your bid.  I think that this means that there’s something better for you that you don’t even know about yet!

My dream:  Be the first in my family to graduate from a state unveristy.  Not just any university, but my dream university in my hometown. Applied while I was in high school, not accepted.  Not even wait listed!!!!

13 years later after getting my AA at the local community college and working full time and making my way up the corporate ladder at my Fortune 100 company….I can say that I finally graudated from my dream university this past August.  

I doubt that it will take you this long to get the house of your dreams.  But, I just never gave up and perservered…and now that I’ve achieved my dream I have a brand new dream—Getting married to the man of my dreams (current BF!).  We are working towards it and it’s only a matter of time.  PS-I’ve been upset that it didn’t happen by our original timeline (engagement was hopefully going to happen last Dec to April of this year), but, SO got delayed with his schooling so who knows when it will happen.  I’ve still got my fingers crossed and I’m just waiting patiently in the mean time!

Keep you head up and your eye on the prize bee!  Good luck!

Post # 4
2064 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013


Well its not quite like yours but I moved a small town…compared to my home town was a big town. that only had one real college (the other is long distance and limited majors) I met my soon to be DH the first month. he was a towny. I was an outdoor leadership major and i happened to pick a cheap school that kind of major. i loved my teachers, i loved my classmates, the town, everything. i was on the deans list. but one summer. the third one since i had gone there. well found out by word of mouth my college went bankrupt……seriously. what was i going to do???? i only had a month to get back and where was i going to live? what was i going to do. anchorage….a city and i hate cities. is the only place i can go. by the way its like 2000 miles from here. maybe more. plus i just found the love of my life ( his career is here)and i have to move. to a city to learn outdoor leadership??! i decided not to and changed my major. did a program threw the “other college” decided to become a certified nursing assistant. big difference in ODL major. But it turned out to be the best thing i could have done. now years later im a Patient navigator for the colorectal program at the main hospital in town with a flipping corner office and a view of the freaking ocean/mountians. i kayak, fish and hike on my time off all the time. 

i could keep going. we bought a commercial fishing boat last year. dont want to get to into it. but well the boat needed ALOT more work than we thought. to the point that we never would have bought it. at least not for 60,000. which is a bit less then what we will have to put into it. but we are doing it and its not done yet. but i have faith it will all work out and guess what? turn out to be the fishyest fishing boat ever!!:) ill let you know

This reminds me of a video my boss had us watch . “who moved my cheese” you should utube it. the cheese is well anything in your life. and that people are usually obsessed with the cheese that was there , instead of dusting themselves off and looking for new cheese. its kind of cute and makes sense. 

hope it works out!! im sure it will!

Post # 6
135 posts
Blushing bee

I was so happy to have tested out of “Reading” as a high school course.  Then they changed the requirements and I had to take it.  It was easy.  My teacher was so impressed with me that he invited me to TA for his government class.  That introduced me to Youth Court, where I began to volunteer.  I formed a close bond with the judge.  His recommendation helped earn me a scholarship.  He later married my husband and I.  It was amazing how many wonderful people and opportunities unfolded after one disappointment.

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