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Poll: Do you have a yet to be fulfilled professional dream?
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John Cutler  Identity Verified
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Yes, but limited by lack of time. Jun 28, 2010

Just one? I've probably got about a dozen.

I was thinking recently of going back to university to broaden my career possibilities and open doors to other things I'd like to do professionally. As usual, it's a matter of time, or should I say a lack thereof?


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dasein_wm  Identity Verified
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Hear, hear! Jun 28, 2010

John Cutler wrote:

Just one? I've probably got about a dozen.

I was thinking recently of going back to university to broaden my career possibilities and open doors to other things I'd like to do professionally. As usual, it's a matter of time, or should I say a lack thereof?


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Richard Boulter  Identity Verified
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My dreams are modest but... Jun 28, 2010

The dreams remain to be accomplished. The dream of achieving the interpreting speed and stamina to work part of the time as a conference booth interpreter; the control of registers to write my also-dreamed book in my second-language Spanish, by myself ...

And then there are the more-personal dreams: you know that there are over 6 billion people in the world and that over half of those are women. Whew, I really have my work cut out for me on the romance!!


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loup rieur

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Well, there are about 6000 languages spoken on earth... Jun 28, 2010

...not counting 4000 dead languages, if I could speak so 9998 or 9999 of them perfectly, it would be great! And my greatest dream on earth: I want to be a wonderful pianist and I am only a bad one. If I also could be a perfect organist, flutist, guitarist, violonist, violoncellist, hornist... THAT would be GREAT!

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Colin Ryan  Identity Verified
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Publish, publish, publish... Jun 28, 2010

I'm not sure if this counts as a professional dream, exactly, but one day I'd like to have my poetry translations published. Since this is more pleasure than business (and hardly what you'd call lucrative!) I guess it's more of a personal dream. But it IS translation, so I answered "yes" to the poll.

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Darío  Identity Verified
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Getting paid for what my work is worth... Jun 28, 2010

Can this be considered a "yet to be fullfilled professional dream"?



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Rebekka Groß  Identity Verified
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Are there really people out there that have 'professional dreams'? Jun 28, 2010



No, I'm just happy to do what I'm doing. My dreams are about other things


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Sara Senft  Identity Verified
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Yes, but I'm working on it Jun 28, 2010

The main professional dream I have would be to become qualified/certified to interpret in my state's court system. Right now, it's a work in progress. I've passed one of the exams so far.

Another dream I have is more personal than professional, but it is related to my profession. I would like to learn Portuguese. It would take a lot of time and work before I would feel comfortable adding it as a working language--if that happens---but if I don't, it could come in handy some other time. You never know.


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Marlene Blanshay  Identity Verified
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well...there is Jun 28, 2010

that novel!

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Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
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Other Jun 28, 2010

I didn't really know which answer to chose: there are indeed things I want to achieve in my professional life, but I'm not sure I would call them dreams. As Rebekka says, my true "dreams" are rather in other areas of life.

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Cristina Munari  Identity Verified
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No, I consider myself professionally fulfilled Jun 28, 2010

Rebekka Groß wrote:



No, I'm just happy to do what I'm doing. My dreams are about other things


and I agree with Rebekka!


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C. Tougas  Identity Verified
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Sometimes life takes you into one direction Jun 28, 2010

...but your heart would have taken you into another. But now, many years later, I am doing something about it. After a tough year on a personal level, I very recently quit my full-time job and registered in a local university in the field that was my first career choice many moons ago. Whether it leads to something or not, at least I will be able to say: "I tried."
And that, to me, is priceless.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
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Yes, it does! Jun 28, 2010

ryancolm wrote:

I'm not sure if this counts as a professional dream, exactly, but one day I'd like to have my poetry translations published. Since this is more pleasure than business (and hardly what you'd call lucrative!) I guess it's more of a personal dream. But it IS translation, so I answered "yes" to the poll.


To have a poetry book published is quite an experience, for sure. I know, cause I have 2 of mine published in print plus those in e-book format. And would like to see them translated - and published - in all the major languages.

To fluently speak all the languages I'm interested in - some 500+ - is one of my dreams. The other is to have my screenplays produced with subtitles in various languages for all you qualified translators here.

We can always dream, no?

Regards

Thayenga


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Giuseppina Gatta, MA (Hons)
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My Professional Dream is... Jun 28, 2010

...not to have to work anymore...

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