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Answers For Person ID: harris_youth_2011:25896

The gender of the participant, Male or Female Male
The age of the participant, in years. 18
Current grade in school, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Not attending school or college
School location, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011. I do not attend school
School type, asked of participants in the Children's Dreams Survey 2011.
Race/ethnicity question asked of participants in Children's Dreams Survey 2011. Hispanic
Text of most memorable dream reports from participants in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011 and other sources. Exact question used in the Memorable Dreams Survey 2011: We are interested in hearing the story of an especially memorable dream you had, from any time in your life. Please try to recall as many details as possible, including the setting, characters, colors, actions, and any feelings or thoughts you had in the dream. I was about 15-16 years old and I dreamt that I had (2) choices for my future. I was having a difficult time with the choices: (1) stay home after high school and work with my father to learn his trade and take over the business or (2) do something that will take me out of the valley and allow me the freedom to experience adventure everyday. That option being joining the military. In doing so I thought I would be an aviation/jet propulsion mechanic and travel with the military abroad and work hands on whether out in the field or stationed at a base. I felt this was the ultimate dream to accomplish and I would push for this so that I could get away from the same old same old stuff here in my agricultural valley. I continued to have this dream for approximately 2-3 years. Well I finally graduated from high school and took off out-of-state to live with my brother because he joined the Navy and is being educated in Nuclear engineering in Charleston SC. Lived with him for (6) months and tried to enlist only to get ignored overlooked and lied to. I have now been told that my medical history has an area which needs medical attention requiring my parents to fork out lotsa money to pursue their request and since my parents do not have any medical insurance I made the very serious decision of just ending or realizing the dream of adventure with the military due to this burdensome request. I am now working with my Father and being trained in his hydraulic trade. I will be attending local community college to also add a little flair to the business by taking business classes so I can also be well versed on conducting business and knowing the financial side of it. The dream I have had for several years was quashed but in the end I am very happy. My employer is my Father someone who has loved cared nurtured advised mentored me and wants what is best for me. What more of an adventure could I experience when it was right in my own home all along.