Has anyone here ever followed their dreams... - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > General Discussion Forums > Off-Topic

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-29-2007, 10:23 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
ddavie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Living the good life in Greenwich, OH
Posts: 143
Has anyone here ever followed their dreams...

... and gave up everything to work at something they enjoy?

How did you do it?

How did it work out for you?

I'd love to be in radio or tv, but can't afford to start over. It sucks being a slave to a mortgage / car payments, kids, etc. Tell us your story!

__________________
Dennis

2004 TJ
2005 KJ
2005 F150
1967 M416

http://banners.wunderground.com/bann.../Greenwich.gif
ddavie is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:27 AM   #2
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
I'm in the process. I'll let you know how it works out.

tiny terror is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:37 AM   #3
Jeeper
 
Texapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,631
I'm one of the lucky ones I found out early what my calling was. I was in high school with thoughts only about becoming a hair dresser, didn't take any college entrance tests....wasn't ever going to college

My first job out of high school was as a nurse's aide in a nursing home, knew then that's what I wanted to do. My first husband was completeing his degree so I waited, then it was my turn to go. Eighteen years later (as an adult student), I'm back in school with a masters as my ultimate goal....I'm not too close to it yet, but it's out there and I'm plugging along.

So......I encourage you to go for it. Make a few sacrifices (financial, time, etc) and go for your dream. It would be sad to work all your life at something that didn't bring you joy. I can't imagine doing anything else but nursing. I'm darn good at it & I know I make a difference. The obsticles in your path can be overcome if you want your dream bad enough.....I truely beleive this from personal experience.

Good luck


ok, who needs a haircut, get in line
__________________
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep

my new spotter
Texapple is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 12:57 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
binaryking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Elverson
Posts: 1,249
Send a message via Yahoo to binaryking
I'm currently trying to go from 10 years of computer IT support to Jeep Salesman.
__________________
Victory shall be mine!!!

2000 TJ Sport 4.0L
2002 WJ Sport 4.7L

Buncha junk I've spent hard earned money on.


Sorry I couldn't resist. It's the third grader in me coming out

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...chris/logo.jpg
binaryking is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 03:14 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
MouthfulOfGrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lower California
Posts: 1,819
I've gone from printing press operator to woodworker (cabinet maker) to home construction to house painter to boat parts distribution/sales to machine shop CNC operator to quality control / parts inspector. I've decided I am satisfied with whatever I have done and satisfied with what I'm doing now. Work is just the means to get what I need for my family (home, food, clothes, etc.) and to have the means to have fun (Jeep, camping, fishing, etc.). Evenings, weekends & vacation time is the benefit of working - where I enjoy the time that I have with family - because of having a job.

So, my answer is I am following my dreams. I try to keep my state of mind to enjoy every job I have. Because every job I have is the means to enjoy the rest of my life.
__________________
I'm not gonna go over that......

MouthfulOfGrass is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
ddavie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Living the good life in Greenwich, OH
Posts: 143
Quote:
Originally Posted by MouthfulOfGrass View Post

So, my answer is I am following my dreams. I try to keep my state of mind to enjoy every job I have. Because every job I have is the means to enjoy the rest of my life.
That's a good way to look at it
__________________
Dennis

2004 TJ
2005 KJ
2005 F150
1967 M416

http://banners.wunderground.com/bann.../Greenwich.gif
ddavie is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 03:34 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
nicolas-eric's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Posts: 5,892
Send a message via ICQ to nicolas-eric Send a message via AIM to nicolas-eric Send a message via MSN to nicolas-eric Send a message via Yahoo to nicolas-eric
i founded my own little company some years ago. no i´m my own boss. i really enjoy it. i make my own commercials, music clips, and such a stuff.
nicolas-eric is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Texapple's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 2,631
Quote:
Originally Posted by MouthfulOfGrass View Post
So, my answer is I am following my dreams. I try to keep my state of mind to enjoy every job I have. Because every job I have is the means to enjoy the rest of my life.
this is a great out look ^^^^^^
I need more vacation time
__________________
got rid of the husband.....bought another Jeep

my new spotter
Texapple is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 09:22 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: utah
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by ddavie View Post
... and gave up everything to work at something they enjoy?

How did you do it?

How did it work out for you?

I'd love to be in radio or tv, but can't afford to start over. It sucks being a slave to a mortgage / car payments, kids, etc. Tell us your story!
it doesn,t suck being a slave to kids!(best thing you,ll ever have) mortgage?-necessary evil! (you need a place to live)
car payments? WAIST OF MONEY!!!
learn to manage your finances, and you can have whatever you want! took me 25 yrs. to get what i wanted!got it! lost it!easy come,easy go! good luck to you!!!!
rickr is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 09:38 PM   #10
coilovers are damn flexy
 
bluvikng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,260
Dreams are a funny thing. Just when you think you have it figured out, and life allows you to fulfill it. Upon completion, it finally dawns on you, that it really wasn't that big of a deal. The dream, was by far, more exciting, than the fulfillment of it. Don't let me discourage you, that is not my intent. Without dreams, there is no reason for living. I wanted to create a ultimate off road machine, and I accomplished that. It just does not seem as sweet now, as it was in the planning stage. I know that I just need to elevate my dreams, and do something spectacular with the first one. That has become the hard part of the whole thing.
bluvikng is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 09:48 PM   #11
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
That's because anticipation is the sweetest part of life, Blu.
tiny terror is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:00 PM   #12
coilovers are damn flexy
 
bluvikng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,260
I could not agree more. When one fulfills a dream, it only makes one destined to follow a larger one.
bluvikng is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 10:31 PM   #13
Extremely Humble

WF Lifetime Member
 
Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midland Texas
Posts: 11,549
Images: 12
Today I'm just living on the end of a cul-de-sac and trying to keep up with the Jones'. Some day when my life style slows I'll pursue my dreams. Till then, I'll just go grind it out everyday because the money right now is just too damn good.

For all of you who have dropped everything and pursued your dreams I envy you. You guys just have bigger b_lls than me.
__________________

|
|

03 Rubicon | 36" Iroks | Chromo D44's w/Rear Spool | 5.5" RK LA | 5.13s | Armored Head to Toe
Scout is offline   Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 11:12 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
kg4kpg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Summerville, SC
Posts: 2,772
Send a message via Yahoo to kg4kpg
My lifelong dream was to be a professional pilot. Turns out I have Red/Green Color Deficiency(sp) so I can't have a commercial lisence even with a waiver. Of course, I can't even afford to finish a private pilot program either. Some day. GI Bill and Tuition Assistance would pay for commercial training but not private.
__________________
http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e96/kg4kpg/f712f48bae526a2b13f30e6601f3433d_zps089056bf.jpg
kg4kpg is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:11 AM   #15
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Midwest
Posts: 67
When I come home from work and my 5yr old and my 3yr old come running at me yelling "Daddy Daddy". I fill as though I have fullfilled my biggest dream right there....


And when they ask to go for a ride in the Jeep,..... Thats iceing on the cake!!
timberspirit04 is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:32 AM   #16
Jeeper
 
skeeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, Wa.
Posts: 3,890
Send a message via Yahoo to skeeter
I tried following my dream but then she got a restraining order

Seriously, I loved to drive, anything with an engine, go carts, mini bikes, motorcycles, dunebuggies, cars, anything, I never had the financing to compete professionally so I did the next best thing and learned to drive trucks, for a long time I loved what I was doing, it's the one thing in life I do really well, I've won lots of awards and such over the years but any more it's just a job.

What I want to do now is open a book store/ coffee shop/ internet cafe.
Either that or become a gigolo but Amy keeps claiming nobody would pay me
__________________
"But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782

Arguing with a truck driver is like wrestling with a pig in mud, eventually you realize the pig enjoys it.
skeeter is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 11:03 AM   #17
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
Man, Skeet, you are always trying for a smack on the back of the head from Amy aren't you? Like having your brain smooshed forward or something? (I'm sure Amy would say she's been payin' for YEARS)
tiny terror is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 11:11 AM   #18
amy
Kalashnikitty

WF Supporting Member
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spokane wa
Posts: 5,584
Send a message via Yahoo to amy
Payin and payin and payin!
Actually, anymore I mostly just roll my eyes and smile.

I do laugh at him, er, I mean with him! It's why I married him. He makes me laugh.
amy is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 12:47 PM   #19
Jeeper
 
daddyjeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Smethport, PA
Posts: 2,759
How's this for a cheesy reply....Life is a journey, not a destination. I never really had a dream to follow, just what the day has to offer. I do love my current job. As close to perfect as I can get. I get to design stuff, research stuff, and even build stuff. This is all fun for me. I just wish there was more money.
__________________
87 YJ, 5.2/46RH/NP231, Custom 4 link/ Radius Arms, Ballistic Nitrogen Shocks, 35" Cooper STT
DaddyJeep build Thread:http://www.wranglerforum.com/f8/dadd...ld-122601.html
daddyjeep is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 12:57 PM   #20
Jeeper
 
hardy1531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 541
AHHH the dream.......

I knew I always wanted to do something that affected someone in a posistive way. After sitting in a boring college class, I saw a Fire truck go by. I knew that was it. So I dropped(really was kicked) out of College, moved back home and went to EMT school. worked at the local ER, and ambulance sevice for a while. I joined an awesome volunteer dept, went to the fire academy for 2 months, and got hired onto one of the fastest growing, better paying Career Fire Departments. Bewteen that and my wonderful wife and daughter, I could not be happier. I agree that life is a journey and I will keep on keepin on!
hardy1531 is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 01:23 PM   #21
Jeeper
 
ddavie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Living the good life in Greenwich, OH
Posts: 143
There are some great replies here. A lot of people happy with what they do and with what life has given them.
__________________
Dennis

2004 TJ
2005 KJ
2005 F150
1967 M416

http://banners.wunderground.com/bann.../Greenwich.gif
ddavie is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 02:07 PM   #22
Jeeper
 
Mike001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Right behind you.....
Posts: 678
I joined the Marine Corps Right out of highschool and I love it. I met my wife here and will have been married for 2 years in April. We had a son in June of 06. I am now in the process of trying to lat move to get a new mos. I take what life throughs at me and the opportunities that arise. The way I see it is I can't complain because someone somewhere has it worse than me. I'm 22 and my wife is 20 we have to brand new nice vehicles a cool kid. As far as finances mortgages and all that military=moves to much so we're waitin on that. I just take it one day at a time if I can do it, anyone can, marriage and fatherhood has changed me alot.
__________________
"They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now!"
Mike001 is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 03:34 PM   #23
Jeeper
 
MouthfulOfGrass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lower California
Posts: 1,819
There really is nothing wrong with where you are right now.

If there truly is, you are the only one that can change it.

Some people enjoy complaining, it's pleasure to them. So why would such a person leave a less-than-perfect job ?

Really, how bad is your lot in life ? Are you being whipped/beaten daily ? Are you out of food ? Are you lacking for shelter from the elements ?

From time to time, take a self check. Make a list. What are you missing ? Love ? Life ? Respect ? You are the one that makes the difference in those things.

Is it the next add-on for your Jeep ? Well, you are the one to make it happen.

Be an adult/mature. Make happen what you want to happen. Earn it. There is no free ride. Live life and love what you are doing. There is no one that can do that for you.

I appreciate what you are doing to make life better in this world.





.
__________________
I'm not gonna go over that......

MouthfulOfGrass is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:01 PM   #24
Jeeper
 
skeeter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Spokane, Wa.
Posts: 3,890
Send a message via Yahoo to skeeter
Quote:
Originally Posted by tiny terror View Post
Man, Skeet, you are always trying for a smack on the back of the head from Amy aren't you? Like having your brain smooshed forward or something? (I'm sure Amy would say she's been payin' for YEARS)
Why would she smack me? Ever since I talked her into dropping the restraining order, we've gotten along great!
__________________
"But it does me no injury for my neighbour to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1782

Arguing with a truck driver is like wrestling with a pig in mud, eventually you realize the pig enjoys it.
skeeter is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:02 PM   #25
delicate %$^&*@ flower

WF Lifetime Member
 
tiny terror's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: California
Posts: 14,753
(ooooooo nice, skeet's on fire)
tiny terror is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:11 PM   #26
coilovers are damn flexy
 
bluvikng's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 3,260
MOG..........you are so right, and so on target.
bluvikng is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:18 PM   #27
Jeeper
 
KA5IVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 172
Quote:
Originally Posted by kg4kpg View Post
My lifelong dream was to be a professional pilot.
I share this same dream. I see great, but got side tracked hunting for a rich woman with big .

Well, I think I might be close in obtaining one of these!
__________________
KA5IVR ~ 2006 Rubicon, Flame Red, Hanson Bumpers, Warn 9.5ti, and a lot of other $$$ sucking items...
KA5IVR is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:22 PM   #28
amy
Kalashnikitty

WF Supporting Member
 
amy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Spokane wa
Posts: 5,584
Send a message via Yahoo to amy
Quote:
Originally Posted by KA5IVR View Post
I share this same dream. I see great, but got side tracked hunting for a rich woman with big .

Well, I think I might be close in obtaining one of these!
Save up the money to get both at the same time, otherwise they look lopsided.
amy is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:24 PM   #29
Extremely Humble

WF Lifetime Member
 
Scout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Midland Texas
Posts: 11,549
Images: 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by amy View Post
Save up the money to get both at the same time, otherwise they look lopsided.
ROFLMAO!
__________________

|
|

03 Rubicon | 36" Iroks | Chromo D44's w/Rear Spool | 5.5" RK LA | 5.13s | Armored Head to Toe
Scout is offline   Quote
Old 01-30-2007, 10:42 PM   #30
Jeeper
 
KA5IVR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 172
Quote:
Originally Posted by amy View Post
Save up the money to get both at the same time, otherwise they look lopsided.
I meant Big EYES!

What did you think I meant?

__________________
KA5IVR ~ 2006 Rubicon, Flame Red, Hanson Bumpers, Warn 9.5ti, and a lot of other $$$ sucking items...
KA5IVR is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
a couple must read Barack Hussein Obama quotes. jpdocdave Off-Topic 6 09-21-2008 12:35 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:35 AM.



Jeep, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC