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Living My Big Dream

January 5th, 2013 at 2:07 am

Never Forget Big Dreams Can Change

Five years ago, when I began Living My Big Dream, I knew exactly what I wanted. I wanted to make enough money to be financially free and never have to worry about bills or my car breaking down or an unexpected illness again.  All in all I thought it sounded like an admirable Big Dream – and one shared by many others.

But no matter what rational I used or what fantasy life I dreamed up, I couldn’t bring myself to make the pursuit of money the most important mission in my life.

Next, I decided if maybe I could help people while making money, that could be a reasonable compromise. Helping people was my new Big Dream. I wrote articles on topics which I shared some expertise. I answered emails and any other form or correspondence. And yes, I’d like to think at least some people came away better informed. But I wasn’t earning enough to even pretend I had a paying job.

And then, to put it bluntly, all hell broke lose. I had many personal, financial, and medical setbacks. The worst of which was being diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder, a severe mental illness that causes frequent and devastating struggles for it sufferers.

Today my Big Dream is to live a normal life. To learn how to cope with the specific challenges I face on top of the struggles we all face everyday. I will continue to post about ways to make money online and off, how to live frugally, and how to experience life to the fullest no matter what gets thrown at you.

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    Wow,

    I heard having Borderline Personality Disorder is very difficult. How do you cope with it? Is it hard to form relationships with others? Is there a cure for it? What kinds of treatment are available?

    robert davidson on April 11th, 2013
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    Amizing and inspiring.

    Elijah on May 5th, 2013

 

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