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What have you sacrificed in the past

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So2007 Fri 14-Apr-17 21:59:48

to get to where you are now - the life you wanted?

DioneTheDiabolist Fri 14-Apr-17 22:00:50

My first born.

NeverTwerkNaked Fri 14-Apr-17 22:01:38


VivienneWestwoodsKnickers Fri 14-Apr-17 22:03:54

My only opportunity to have a child. And it kills me.

c3pu Fri 14-Apr-17 22:07:24


My home is a diy disaster renovation project. Previously lived in a nice comfortable large 2bed flat. House came up and i realised it was my only hope of ever affording something half decent in the long run. Spent literally every penny i had to buy a house in dire need of modernisation.

Lived in a wreck with no kitchen for months, couldn't have my kids stay over cos half the rooms were dangerous etc.

Slowly but surely i managed to get it habitable. 4 years down the line, still no carpets, but kitchen and bathroom are serviceable, central heating is ok, Lots that needs doing but my position is so much better off now than before i moved in.

There's been some from times but it's been well worth the sacrifice.

fruitbats Fri 14-Apr-17 22:09:31

Why have you got 2 of these 'enigmatic' threads running?

Blodplod Fri 14-Apr-17 22:12:59

You've posted two really vague, bin informative posts giving no one any clue as to what you're talking about. But in answer to your question, I've just sacrificed 5 mins of my life answering this benign trough of shite.. arrrghh. Why did I bother..

So2007 Fri 14-Apr-17 22:17:42

In this thread, I am asking about what people did in the past as a sacrifice which led them to having the life they want.

DonkeyOaty Fri 14-Apr-17 22:22:50

Nothing. HTH


DayGlo Fri 14-Apr-17 22:24:34

My dream career and matching dream salary.

Have settled for a job that fits around my children (never ever though that would be me!). Its wired though. DH's business has taken off. We are very nearly mortgage free. I feel so much more relaxed and happy than I have ever been.

Minnie747 Fri 14-Apr-17 22:26:07

A glamorous career. Worth it though!

Trills Fri 14-Apr-17 22:27:57

99 vestal virgins

They had endangered the city with their licentious ways, the gods had to be appeased

motherinferior Fri 14-Apr-17 22:36:03


loveka Fri 14-Apr-17 22:52:18

My career and dreams for security. Security didn't last, so now still have none despite giving up my career!

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 14-Apr-17 22:56:22


CarSeeker Fri 14-Apr-17 23:06:35

My marriage, my financial security, any hope of ever owning a home, my sanity (literally), the possibility of ever being able to retire, my health - what have I gained?

A career I'm indifferent to, a shed load of debt and a lifetime on psychotropic drugs. Meh. Lots of people have it worse, I know. You can't ever tell without hindsight if the sacrifices have been worthwhile.

I say move with your husband to California, so he can have his dream career in gonzo porn, and you can work 4 years in Silicone Valley to enable you to pursue your passion in parkour thereafter.

See - I've even managed to engage with both your threads at once: told you the drugs are bossgrin HTH

Dozer Fri 14-Apr-17 23:12:55

The Q assumes posters now have "the life they want".

So2007 Fri 14-Apr-17 23:15:31

The Q assumes posters now have 'the life they want'".

Yup, the posters in this thread, at least. Because that's what I'm asking.

SecretNetter Fri 14-Apr-17 23:18:32

A perfect, slim, toned, stretch mark free figure.grin

DioneTheDiabolist Fri 14-Apr-17 23:34:13

Carseeker has given good advice OP. But I'd recommend offering up at least a couple of turtle doves as well. Good luck.thanks

honeylulu Fri 14-Apr-17 23:40:03

My pelvic floor sad

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