September 30, 2006
Criss Cross made a lot of references to the hopes and dreams that adolescents have. Hector dreamed of playing the guitar after going to the concert with Rowanne. Debbie wished she could go somewhere and have an interesting life. What was your biggest dream growing up? Do you think it empowered you or disempowered you? Why? How have your dreams changed since you were an adolescent? (i.e are they more practical? less creative?)
Posted by at September 30, 2006 4:39 PM | Criss Cross
When I was in the sixth grade, I thought that I was going to be a doctor. The prestige of being a doctor excited me. That is until I realized that I was afraid of blood. I couldn't handle it! As I've grown up, I have definitely become more realistic with my dreams. Instead of being a doctor, I am going to be a teacher. I had dreamed of being a teacher since I was 5 years olds, like any little girl. But this was my dream that really fulfills me.
Posted by: Natalie Senske at October 1, 2006 3:36 PM
When I was little I had lots of dreams. One day I wanted to be a lawyer. The next it was an artist. The next day it was a news reporter. Although my overall goal was never consistant, I always knew for sure I wanted to go to college. No one else in my family had done it before and it was something I wanted to be the first to do. I've stuck with the college route but being a teacher wasn't something I wanted to do until my senior year of high school but it's what really burns inside me and I can't imagine doing anything else.
Posted by: Amy Moe at October 1, 2006 9:44 PM
When I was younger I had very specific dreams. I wanted to be Shirley Temple, then I wanted to be an actress, a singer, a performer, on broadway... you get the picture. Once I got older I think that my dreams became less whimsical and hopeful and more practical. I knew that I loved music and acting but getting a degree and having that be my career just didn't seem feasable anymore. I always wanted to be a teacher on top of all those other things, though, so at least one dream didn't change!
Posted by: Emily Haine at October 2, 2006 11:51 AM
For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a teacher. I even had my own classroom set up in one of the rooms in my basement at home. I could spend hours and hours down there talking to my imaginary students. I think this empowered me because it was easy for me to decide what classes to take at college, and it helped me have a clear goal of what I want to accomplish. I think that I later figured out that I eventually want to be a special ed. teacher. After some experience with working with students who have special needs.
Posted by: Anna Hoffman at October 2, 2006 1:39 PM
Up until 7th grade I realized that I just wasn't going to be a professional basketball player. I knew because of the odds and talent that I had to have to achieve this goal. This is a way that I became more logical about what I was going to do with the rest of my life. Then, I realized that I truly enjoyed teaching through activities and jobs that I experienced. This is when I truly realized that the NBA wasn't going to happen, but I could be truly happy doing other things.
Posted by: Matt Evensen at October 8, 2006 1:04 PM
Ever since I was little I wanted to follow in the footsteps of Steven Spielberg and be the next big movie director. This dream empowered me into thinking I could do anything that I wanted, and I think it is so important for kids to 'dream big'. As I got older, and started working with children with some of my jobs, I realized I had a true passion for teaching. Once that took off, and college came, and deciding a major came I was set with my new dream of becoming a teacher. I was being more rationale I guess, however I have never lost the other dream of being a director.
Posted by: Jayme Bennett at October 9, 2006 6:16 PM
When I was little I wanted to get out of the town I lived in soo bad! That was my dream. Just to get out of Superior. I think it was wanting to get away from my dad more than anything. We weren't really close and he was always highly judgemental of me. I was never sure of what I wanted to be. I had always dreamed of being a teacher since I was a little girl but my mom told me I couldn't be a teacher, so I just pushed it aside. Now that I'm older I love where I live and I love the people that I've met. My favorite part of this area is the views. I also love being close to the lake in the summer time. That's the one main thing I wanted to happen when I was younger but it's also the most major change. I want to stay here forever. I do think, however, that I would like to move from Superior to Duluth!
Posted by: Sarah at November 16, 2006 5:12 PM