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My dream was to be an Olympic ice-skating champ.  Peggy Fleming was the star on ice at that time,and I saw myself twirling and whirling around the ice, as she did so gracefully.  I quickly learned that skating on a local pond, unable to stand at times, wobbling and weaving across the ice, would definitely not win me a medal.  So, I entered teaching, enjoying wobbling and weaving with young people, learning from them as much as they learned from me, for over forty years.


I love your story as I have a similar one.  Mine began with watching Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice.  There was one problem with my dream.  I lived in Atlanta, GA and we had no ice rinks.  A small one was finally opened when I was in high school and I was first in line.  I laced up the skates and stepped onto the ice and the blades went over sideways, first on one foot and then the other.  I was totally depressed that my ankles didn't seem strong enough as I was a dancer and even on my toes.  

 

I bade me dreams goodbye until I was in my 30's and I met a man from Minnesota.  By this time there were a couple of ice rinks in Atlanta and he and his children were into ice-skating.  He and his son (age 5) were into hockey and the daughter (age 10) was taking figure skating lessons.  He asked if I wanted to go skating with them and I confessed my earlier experience.  He said it was possible the skates didn't fit and dared me to try again with him fitting the skates.  I did it.  The skates were so tight I couldn't feel my toes but my ankles stayed up.

 

The next day I ordered my own skates and signed up for classes.  I didn't go to the Olympics but I did enter a couple of local competitions where I got a gold metal in one and a silver in another (both for my age group).  I also joined a figure skating club and we put on shows.  They were several steps below the Ice Capades but just as exciting.  It really felt like living out a dream.

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I first dreamt of becoming a Prima Ballerina because I was a soloist with The Louisville Ballet at the age of sixteen and I have to admit I loved doing a performance and while still in full makeup and my costume, being surrounded by young girls from the Ballet School who asked me to sign their programs💃 As I matured I decided I wanted to be a surgeon. I started out during the summers working with an eye surgeon who I adored and he made me dream of becoming a Retina Eye Surgeon but as I worked with other doctors, I decided I wanted to be a Rehabilative Plastic Surgeon, and it was with that in mind I entered Medical Scool in Louisville, KY.
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I was headed for a life of crime in high school, having been involved in numerous street gangs beginning around the age of eight. I led a double life in college, consistently on the dean's list while engaged in a murderous gang war. I didn't begin to mature emotionally until I was in my forties. Now I devote time counseling incarcerated teens, in hopes of inspiring them NOT to follow in my footsteps.

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A computer programmer or a vet.

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I dreamt of becoming a flight attendant.  Unfortunately for me, there were height restrictions then, and I was an inch too tall.  I went into administrative work, and did quite well.  However, I never lost my desire to fly.  When my last child graduated from high school, I again iinvestigated being a flight attendant.  I would have succeeded in my second attempt, but it would have required moving, and I was not ready to leave my family and friends.  Thirty years prior, though, I would have moved in a minute. 

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The only passion for career I had in high school was to be involved in social work...but I never made it. I just wanted to help people less fortunate than I was. I got married, had children, raised them all. Now at 63,after 9 hard years of full time work and classes, I received my degree in accounting. I would still like to use it for a not-for-profit organization.  

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I dreamt of becoming a national geographic photographer.  I never got that far, but I have been shooting everything from soup to nuts when I bought my first SLR Canon.  Wildlife is my specialty.

My mother and Dad would be proud.  I am, however, a wonderful Mom.

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I always dreamed of becoming a doctor. I was a very good student, and loved science--but hated math. I changed my major to English from pre-med, and got a Master's degree in English. I married and moved near the Yukon where, as head academic instructor of a small college, had the opportunity to teach biology, chemistry, physics, English, ESL and, yes, math! Later in life, I went back to college and entered nursing school, but unfortunately, did not get to finish as I chose to give up school to care for my dying father. Although life did not turn out the way I expected it to, I got the chance to inspire others in science, and practiced care-giving for my family members.
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My dream was to be an Olympic ice-skating champ.  Peggy Fleming was the star on ice at that time,and I saw myself twirling and whirling around the ice, as she did so gracefully.  I quickly learned that skating on a local pond, unable to stand at times, wobbling and weaving across the ice, would definitely not win me a medal.  So, I entered teaching, enjoying wobbling and weaving with young people, learning from them as much as they learned from me, for over forty years.

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I wanted to go to college to become a kindergarten teacher as I loved working with small children. I was raised in the 50s and my grandparents did NOT believe that girls should go to college but instead work till they got married.  I never had the chance to fulfill that dream...........other than to work with my own grandchildren.

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