View Poll Results: dreams vs reality

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  1. #1
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    Dreams vs Reality

    i was just wondering today if i'm down-to-earth enough. practical. mature. able to tackle life adversities. or if, despite my age, i'm still a dreamy (spoilt) kid. what about you?

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    I definitely get lost in fantasy land a lot more than I probably should. Althugh, lately I seem to be kicking myself back to reality more often.
    I just turned 41. I think I'm finally taking stock of my life and reevaluating my goals. Basically, trying to get my act together for the 1st time in my life.

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    I find myself wanting to choose a 3rd category - both. And not because I'm sitting on the fence between them, but because I think that dreams and reality are compatible, and that they feed each other. Hmmm...I'll ponder this a while..

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    I agree with halfnhalf.

    I need my dreams, to create art and stories though I try not to spend all my time in dream land or I wouldn't get anything done.

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    I am mostly in a dream world, while my husband is too far into reality (at least in my opinion).

    Like how I used to want to open a kennel (not a vet) but just a really beautiful decorated place where they actually PLAY with the animals you board. My husband said it wasn't realistic. Guess what. Two similar places just opened up. I didn't have the money anyway, but I see the trend toward high-end stores and services in our city. I knew it would work.

    They definitely do feed each other. Dreams let you find out what is really available to you in reality. Also an escape, gives you hope when you may not have any.

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    Chelsa,

    if you are seriously interested in doing your kennel you should look into an SBA loan or something. Don't worry about what your husband says--just write up a business plan. Once your plan is in writing people begin to take you much more seriously. Also consider working for one of the other places to get practical knowledge.
    When I told my husband I wanted to be an artist, and leave my day job at first he didn't see how we would do it. But once I had a plan--taking the dream out of dreamland and made it reality--He has been behind me 100%

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    The thing that's holding me back is myself. I don't take big risks, especially with money. Everytime I've been to a casino (twice, actually) I only took $20, and the one time I did win money I kept the $60 and left. ;)

    It would be a really fun place to work though. Getting to play with animals all day. It would also be a good way to see if the business is actually profitable too. It's definitely a place I would want to take our cats. Leaving one at the vet for a week while we were on vacation is what sparked the idea in the first place. It's a wonderful vet, so I figured someone would pay attention to our cat more than feeding it a couple times a day. They didn't.

    Working there would also let me see the realities of the business (like how icky it can be to deal with employees) instead of the dream I have of just running it by myself w/ nobody calling in sick, no dogs pooing on the floor or getting sick. And the worst of it all, if a dog would get loose or sick and end up dying or getting hurt.

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    Chelsea~
    I think working or voluteering at a place like you describe would be invaluable in researching what you do/don't want, and what things you need to consider for the health and safety of the animals you would care for, AND enable you to develop a business practices procedure for potential future employees to follow. I think it's a wonderful idea!

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    Chelsea, I agree with you. I think that dreams break you out of the unnecessary parts of reality that others take for granted. Most realistic people honestly believe that they can never have a job they don't hate. However, people who dream often prove that they can.

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    both my husband and i are in dream world. every so often reality rears it's ugly head ($$$), but for the most part dreamland is more exciting...


 

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