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You know what I'd really like to do one day after the kids are up and out . . . . . I'd love to design gardens for people who love nature. Of course, that takes a healthy economy and plenty of money to spend on such things and I don't see that happening for awhile, but maybe one day?

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Just seeing this post now. I declared the dream of living and working in Ireland by my 40th birthday about 6 months ago on this site. Set the intention like you are doing.

 

I just finished telling a co-worker moments ago that I have to keep my eye on the ball which is summer 2012 when I hope to have convinced a social worker in Dublin to supervise me on an internship at a school/agency for children and youth with intellectual disabilities that looks fabulous.

 

I contacted him last winter to inquire about a job and he said I had to have the social work degree even though I have a lot of work experience in the field. My BA isn't enough. I told him I'd be in contact in a couple of years which I'm sure made him laugh. Little does he know how determined I can be!

 

I applied to and was accepted into the BSW virtual learning program at the U of Calgary and went back to school this autumn to complete my degree, a career that I know I can use any time any where at any age in addition to my other skills. I can get the first practicum placement done here at the school where I'm working but will need a second placement for July and August in 2012!! Maybe I'll find a way to stay on after that. if it's meant to be.

 

But I have a lot of dreams and so I keep plugging away at them here and there. The live and work in Ireland one was a dream that I have had since childhood but had not made any movement on yet so that's the most focused goal. I realized I had gotten too safe in my life choices last winter and started living out loud again. I'd rather attempt a pipe dream and fail then live too contentedly.

I applaud your ambitions, especially the living and working in Ireland.  I've wanted to do that my whole life.  When I visited there 25 years ago I kept thinking the whole time what kind of business could I start there that Ireland didn't have.  Back then I notied there were not a lot of pizza places.  But Ireland was in a bad way economically back then and were not interested in employing foreigners before their own people, which is perfectly understandable.  I believe a lot has changed in that regard in the past 25 years.

 

Maybe I could retire in Ireland! smile.gif

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Hello!

I have been thinking about a new  plan for myself.  I have decided to go back to my filmmaking roots and restart this pursuit.  This is the one thing I have always felt the deepest passion for and it is the vehicle through which I believe I can make the greatest contribution in all areas that I hold dear.  I left the field in 2002, tired of being poor, and because there was another area, at that time, which benefited  from my professional input.  

But that was then and this is now, and now I am truly poor again, so I figure if I am going to be poor, I might as well be doing what I love and inspiring people toward greater visions!  I have applied for a grant, and if I receive it, I will begin a new virtual world/animated film production before the end of this year.  If I do not receive it, I will continue  looking for a new job so that I can do something....anything....on the film front.  But, I have already lost much time and energy to this strategy and without result, so hope I will not have to continue with it.... 

In two years, I intend to have at least one commercially successful film that presents near-future visions and potentials along with spin-off art and graphic "products" and a mixed-reality live production that digs deeply into  core issues presented by the approaching technological transformations that will radically alter how humanity conducts and experiences its existence.  

That probably sounds like ____.  I understand.  But wait until you see the film!

I am speaking my intentions out loud to the universe (and this board of dreamers!) suspecting, as I do,  that this has some sort of weird alchemical power!

What is your plan?
This sounds really interesting.  I wish you lots of luck and hope it all works out and I'm so sorry you lost your home.
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It's hard to make any plans with this darn economy. In a 1-1/2 years my husband has to relocate far enough away that he won't be able to commute, still in the same state. So we'll have to sell our house, HA, and move. This is not something we planned on having to do since we just bought the house 3-1/2 years ago. Trying to sell a house in this market is a joke. I just hope we don't get stuck not being able to sell it and paying on a mortgage and rent for my husband at his new location until it does sell. If that happens we could end up in foreclosure :(

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Surrenders, thank you for your well-wishes.  And, I am really really sorry to hear about your situation and your home.  This economy is not stuttering....it is undergoing radical transition.  As is everything now.  People don't even realize.  Most of those jobs lost will never come back.  Look to the future and the emerging frameworks and transform your life in step with these...this is the only way.

I am doing what I am because I am fed up with showing up to work--to do things which are so simple to do, which I can do without even thinking of them....they require no more than a side thought--and I am constantly encountering folks who somehow think they are doing me a favor allowing me to even be in their presence working for them, and in recent years, working for them for free!  And they do so little themselves.  They have been wholly unimpressive.  I will not do it. I will not work for them. I will withhold, even if it means going to the gutter.

They submit me to these "tests," which are so simplistic and offensive in their assumptions.  I figure, anyone not bright enough to give me a test worthy of my abilities, probably doesn't deserve to benefit from anything I have to offer.  So, I walk away.  Have walked away.  Have walked away into nothing-ness.  It is an issue of pride and sense of self-worth and a belief that those less capable should not be allowed to rob from my skills to fraudlently carry themselves.  I have an ego, but it is justified.  laugh.gif

Of course, this has left me high and dry with nothing at all...truly nothing.  Not even a home.  But I believe my abilities and my visions and my capacities are so far beyond what these people I have met in recent years can even begin to think about.  Eventually...I will prevail.  I am certain of this.

I have worked for and interviewed with top people, in top positions of influence in policy and industry...and I have been completely floored with how simplistic they are.  And how nasty.  And they are arrogant...they do not even realize how mediocre they appear to me.  They believe they are so desirable.

So....I will try to do something, again, on my own.  And, eventually,  will find that super-sharp group with whom to work.  My written references are excellent....I know I am not operating under a delusion about myself or my capacity.

And, I know I deserve to be with cutting-edge thinkers who are ethical and kind and committed to true, superior excellence...and that my visions are the visions of the future.

Thanks again.
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My plan when we adopted our kids was for me to stay home with them and give them all the emotional and physical support that they needed . . . . . I thought our dream was finally realized last year, but looks like I'm going to return to work in the next school year. My hope and dream is to pay off some accumulated bills (damn things won't go away!!!) and put more money aside so if we have future emergencies (as I'm sure we will), we won't be back in this position, and get back home in a couple of years. Doesn't sound like a huge dream, but it's really all I want.
but it does sound like a huge dream....  the most important one of all, i think...  i wish you all of the best with it!
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my hubbie and i are looking forward to getting our kids thro college and then hope to find work abroad in our respective fields.... to see more of the world thro travel and work. But right now our energy still goes primarily to our kids, which feels OK :-)

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[quote name='petermullen wrote:


mummy']I've a few ideas up my sleeve. If they all go according to plan, I should be headline news. At least in Ireland.

 

 don't go unibomber on us now......

Are unibombers ones who blows up universities?  tongue.gif 

 

Or are you talking about the Unabomber?

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lol!! mummy as a uni (or una) bomber! what an image....

and i'm sorry for those who lost their house, makes me realise i should be thankful for ours, even if it takes AGES to finish it...
and talking with my friend during lunch tuesday made me realise i have another 2-year, or maybe more like a 5-year plan. cause my love who's working only weekends for like 15 years now, will change his career by that time (taking over even more from his fathers job when he retires) he will only be doing school-photography, so home during weekends and schoolbreaks. 
first i have to say my goal has always been to specialise in oncology, i know i can do it, they told me i could do it (based on tests i took some years ago) but it was to much to combine with the 3 kids, thats why i chose the general RN course and i had this plan to do it round 2013.
but while talking bout this with my friend , and also bout my back-issues and how hospitalwork seems to have more to do with filling out forms than helping people, it occurred to me: why don i go into teaching? i know nurses who've don that: taken a teaching-course to get the right diploma and are now training nurses and other care-takers.
since i planned to go back to school anyway, this seems a better choice: it would be lot better for my back, and i would be home same periods as my love. i talked about it with my love yesterday-eve, and he supports the idea and really loves it!
so thats my goal, first (2011) get my drivers-license and then in 3 years (oldest son will finish school, daughter will be in last year of highschool and the youngest will be more independant too)
lets hope this house will be finished  and i'll be on my way to a new career...
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