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Title: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Lionheart on April 28, 2014, 09:33:43 PM
What would make you the most happy after you've finished education and have the means of supporting yourself? Realistic scenarios please, no pipe dreams.  I personally would like a nice apartment somewhere warm, overlooking the ocean and just living there alone with a pet and possibly with a woman, no kids, no marriage. Just away from everyone but near places where I can get the basic necessities. For a job, a work from home position that earns a steady salary and where I'd have minimal contact with people. 

What about you guys?
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Light-Eco-Sage on April 29, 2014, 02:38:45 AM
I would be happiest living alone, in a small apartment somewhere warm. After living in California all my life, I don't want to live anywhere that sees snow. I would like to have one or two dogs for company. I don't think I need a job where I make a ton of money, I'd just like the means to live comfortably.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: bearboymcg on April 29, 2014, 03:33:18 AM
I kinda would like to manage to become an artist and possibly have a girlfriend:)
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: quidditchchick on April 29, 2014, 09:24:37 AM
Married and living in a cabin with Charlie away from the city (possibly in Iceland) and with either an animation job where I can do the work at home, or have enough money for someone to drive me to work every day because yeah, I really hate driving OTL. A hairless cat named Krueger and a few adopted kids.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Blu on April 29, 2014, 09:31:29 AM
Same Quid, I'd be pretty happy with a life where I didn't have to drive lol.

Honestly I'd just love to travel round the world for years and eventually meet someone and settle down back here maybe. Its pretty nice here, I just wanna see other places.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Water Lily on April 29, 2014, 09:57:56 PM
I would love to settle in India when I grow up. I'll be a pediatrician and look into buying a big house for me and my family. I'm not going to get married, but I would receive all the happiness in the world by the natural world around me, letting each day pass with candlelight and soft breezes.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 12:13:19 AM
Hopefully married, living either in Davis or Salt Lake county in Utah in a nice big house, and hopefully officially jump starting out my career as a popular and successful author. Actually I'm kinda hoping I already have a book I'm working on and in a contract with a publishing company by the time I get married.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Natti on April 30, 2014, 01:29:28 AM
I want to get married once I find the right guy. Preferably sooner than later; like early-to-mid-20s. But of course, the age just depends on how life rolls; I can be patient if that's how things work out. I want to have a big family, too. At least 3 kids. I imagine probably more (I kinda like the idea of 4-6 or so), but again, it depends on how life goes. I don't want to set any uber-solid ideas at the moment for fear of getting too attached to potentially-unrealistic expectations or ideals.

As far as a career goes, it would be cool to become an animator and/or character designer for movies and such (that's what I'm going to college for), but honestly, I'd prefer just staying at home and taking care of the kids. Family comes first. But I'd probably do some personal commissions in whatever spare time I may have for a bit of extra money and whatnot.

No idea where I'd want to live...I think I'd be fine with pretty much anywhere. Preferably no warmer than where I already am, though (I'm from Alabama).
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 01:32:55 AM
3 kids is a big family? Do you know how many siblings I have? XDD

Out of curiosity, do you have a certain college you're considering, Natti?
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Natti on April 30, 2014, 01:39:52 AM
I personally don't consider three a "big" family, but most people I talk to seem to. My mom has four kids and a lot of people in public are surprised when she says yes, we're all hers. I also get that a lot in some of my old Inuyasha fanarts, before I added Yukio and Moriko to the mix: "Four kids! :O" "Wow, that's a lot of kids!" "Dang, someone got busy!" Because I hear it so often, it's the mindset I've come to assume when talking to others about it, even if I personally think otherwise. Ideal number for me would be between four and six or so, but I want at least three.

Yup, I'm going to BYU! Already been accepted and have my roommate and everything! :)
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 01:47:21 AM
Oh okay, that makes more sense now. I don't understand myself why people actually think 3 or 4 is a lot, I mean I have 8 siblings and one of my best friend is has like 12, (most are adopted though I think) so 4 is literally nothing to me. I dunno how much I'd want myself, I'll decide that after I get through one. XD

Nice! My parents went to BYU. Provo is a little over an hour from where I live in Ogden Valley.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Natti on April 30, 2014, 02:02:50 AM
I agree with you. XD Being Mormon, I know a lot of "larger-than-average" families, so I guess I'm just used to it. We have a number of people with anywhere between four and eight in my ward; most notable case I can think of is my friend Richard, who's the youngest of 10.

My mom went to BYU too, haha! And my dad's siblings and their families all live in the Provo/Orem area, as do his parents. My aunt has already promised to kidnap me whenever she feels like it. XD
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 02:06:28 AM
It shouldn't be all that shocking, in the past people had tons of kids, only having a couple was probably considered weird. XD

Yeah, I have some extended family that lives in Orem I think. Their house looks like one you'd see in Europe or something.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Natti on April 30, 2014, 02:33:36 AM
I agree, it shouldn't be shocking--but it is. And I think a good deal of that has to do with modern culture. Today's society is completely and utterly tearing apart the idea of the traditional family. Kids and babies are viewed as annoying, disgusting, bratty burdens, even frikkin disposable, something to be avoided. I even ran into someone online the other day claiming that having a baby is a "destruction of a woman's future" and a "barrier to her ability to gain knowledge, enlightenment, and an education" or even to "feeling curiosity". Heck, had I taken what I wrote in my first post her and stuck it on Tumblr, I would probably be attacked by so-called "feminists" because I dared prefer the idea being a stay-at-home mom to seeking a full-time career. Fewer and fewer people are getting married, preferring to just act the role (i.e. living together and the like) without actually making that commitment. They think it's restrictive or pointless, something bound to end. Ugh.

And that's why people who never divorce, remain strictly faithful to their spouse (spouse, not bf/gf) and who have more than one or two kids, if any at all, seem so "shocking" to today's popular culture.

Sad world we live in.

[/pessimistic vent-y-thing]
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 02:40:19 AM
Well it's not like I'm against people having only a few kids, I'm absolutely terrified myself of how painful delivering a baby sounds. But I just think it's a tad ridiculous how surprised people are when I tell them how many siblings I have, like it's completely unheard of or something.

Anyways, we're getting way off topic. Sorry about that.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Natti on April 30, 2014, 02:42:51 AM
Neither am I; I just think it's sad the way the idea of having more than a few is viewed these days.

Yes, yes we are. XD Back to the topic!
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 02:50:14 AM
My dream almost sounds normal except for the part that I severely understated my wish to be an author. I don't want to be just popular, I want to be absolutely and utterly big time famous. Like JK Rowling famous, (only I won't take back canon things I've written) and I have every confidence that I'll make that someday.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Lionheart on April 30, 2014, 02:53:26 AM
Realistic scenarios please, no pipe dreams.

Would be nice if it happens but let's keep it to something you know could happen without a doubt.
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Sorry if I sound like a buzzkill here, I'd like to be a famous author too but I'm not banking on the idea that I'll even get my stuff published, let alone make it big.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 03:19:19 AM
Look I can understand you feeling like it's not realistic and nothing more than just a pipe dream, but it's incredibly real to me. I can't explain it well but it's a feeling I could never put to rest no matter how much denied it. And now I know why. As I've aged I've studied everything involved in storytelling, I know the ins and outs, I know what should be in a story that people will like and what shouldn't. I've perfected that art. It will come into fruition whether people right now believe that or not.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: bombalurima on April 30, 2014, 03:50:25 AM
I just want to own a lot of cats and live by myself (optional, but ain't no way I'm getting married, but I wouldn't say no to sharing a house with someone) somewhere with a hecka cute garden. Maybe England, if I like it there enough. Ideally, I'd be working in publishing or editing.

But I need a cute garden.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 03:52:29 AM
So you're going to be a cat lady, Bomba? XDD
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: bombalurima on April 30, 2014, 04:03:21 AM
^ Oh, it's not even a question...I will be one of those crazy cat ladies XD
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Cassidy Alice on April 30, 2014, 04:06:19 AM
Living somewhere nice and quite with a steady job and hopefully making a difference in conservation efforts. ^^'

And also have pets! I was never able to have any growing up, so I'll probably be a cat lady too. XD
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: KE on April 30, 2014, 04:11:19 AM
Ultimate dream? I have no real detailed specifics. Mainly I want to have a job that pays well enough for me to live on my own. I'd like to live somewhere that is more of a small-town nature-y type area, but still close to the big city. And pets.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Fenix on April 30, 2014, 04:22:52 AM
^ Oh, it's not even a question...I will be one of those crazy cat ladies XD

Awesome! I've always wanted to know an actual cat lady in real life. XDD

You should go even a step further and spam facebook with random crap about your many future cats. 8DD
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Blu on April 30, 2014, 09:51:44 AM
Realistic scenarios please, no pipe dreams.

Would be nice if it happens but let's keep it to something you know could happen without a doubt.
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Sorry if I sound like a buzzkill here, I'd like to be a famous author too but I'm not banking on the idea that I'll even get my stuff published, let alone make it big.

You sound like a buzzkill
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: A6 on May 06, 2014, 05:13:11 PM
Ultimately I would like to have a nice retirement cabin in the mountains near to children and grand children.

But I would actually like to go back in time when my wife and I were in our 40s, had far more energy, looked better and we were surrounded by our young children doing things together all the time, we were a lot happier then.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: quidditchchick on May 07, 2014, 12:28:55 AM
Realistic scenarios please, no pipe dreams.

Would be nice if it happens but let's keep it to something you know could happen without a doubt.
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Sorry if I sound like a buzzkill here, I'd like to be a famous author too but I'm not banking on the idea that I'll even get my stuff published, let alone make it big.

You sound like a buzzkill
Yeah, Lion. That wasn't very nice. You make a thread asking what everyone's dreams are, and yes to keep them realistic, but I was assuming an unrealistic dream would be for someone to want to ride on the back of a talking lion before going into battle or something of the like.

Fe's dream is a difficult one, but far from unrealistic. She feels strongly about persuing this dream, so no need to be that buzzkill and tell her it's too unrealistic because you can never see your own stuff being published. And not everyone thinks their dreams are gonna happen without a doubt. I'm sure JK Rowling had doubts about her books being published as well, but did that stop her? Obviously not.

I'm going to college for animation and there is always work in this field, but the competition makes it harder to get a job because there will always be someone better than you. But that doesn't stop me from trying.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Bjolfr on May 07, 2014, 12:57:50 AM
I just want to be a ballerina.

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Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Av on May 07, 2014, 01:12:46 AM
I'm sure JK Rowling had doubts about her books being published as well, but did that stop her? Obviously not.
The number of publishers who turned down Harry Potter is staggering. But that was her baby and she worked through the most difficult time in her life on it, and eventually one of the publishers actually allowed their child to read the book and, surprise surprise, they loved it.

No dream is actually realistic. Do you think the people who ended up becoming multimillionaires on their own merits figured they should settle? They pushed like crazy people, because they kind of are crazy people, but it worked for them. Either because they were self-sacrificing enough to keep pushing, or they had nothing left to lose if they failed (like JK Rowling).

My view is, it's better to be slightly over-confident than to half-ass it, because at least with the former you're actually working toward your goal as opposed to sitting still doing nothing. The people who are supposedly deluded into thinking they can accomplish something crazy are often times the only ones who even try, and thus the only ones who actually do.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: quidditchchick on May 07, 2014, 02:34:31 AM
I'm sure JK Rowling had doubts about her books being published as well, but did that stop her? Obviously not.
The number of publishers who turned down Harry Potter is staggering. But that was her baby and she worked through the most difficult time in her life on it, and eventually one of the publishers actually allowed their child to read the book and, surprise surprise, they loved it.

No dream is actually realistic. Do you think the people who ended up becoming multimillionaires on their own merits figured they should settle? They pushed like crazy people, because they kind of are crazy people, but it worked for them. Either because they were self-sacrificing enough to keep pushing, or they had nothing left to lose if they failed (like JK Rowling).

My view is, it's better to be slightly over-confident than to half-ass it, because at least with the former you're actually working toward your goal as opposed to sitting still doing nothing. The people who are supposedly deluded into thinking they can accomplish something crazy are often times the only ones who even try, and thus the only ones who actually do.
Exactly. We wouldn't have Harry Potter if Jo decided to give up once her first choice said they wouldn't publish her. If you have the mentality that you will never accomplish your dream, then you probably won't because you didn't try.

You could probably get your stuff out there if you really wanted to, Lion. There's so many different ways now days. You can self publish it on the internet, there are kick-starters and small publishing establishments; so many options. I mean, if crap like 50 Shades of Grey can get published, think of the possibilities. XD
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Av on May 07, 2014, 02:48:33 AM
50 Shades is simultaneously the most depressing and inspiring thing ever.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Lionheart on May 07, 2014, 03:36:58 AM
Well, early last month I visited my best friend (to finally see my godson) and I told him and and his wife what my brother and I are writing. I said something like, "It could be a success or it can be a major flop like Twilight." His wife gave me this look that could only be described by the old cliche, if looks can kill and said, "First, don't even mention that crap near my son, second, have more self-respect than that." He found the right woman, my friend. XD Getting off topic here. If Fenix does publish her books, I sure as hell am gonna read them.
Title: Re: Your ultimate dream of the future
Post by: Die.Toets on September 22, 2015, 06:41:37 PM
Supposedly in the future. I get rid of almost everything my parents owned and have an estate sale when they're gone. Be independent. Keep writing stories. Live happily with a girlfriend or just a friend that help me get through life besides a caregiver.