I'll try to write this and not sound too depressed or ungrateful. I'm actually a really happy and easy going person and I'm thankful for everything I have, there's just been something bothering me for a little while. What I mean by the thread title is if you have an actual dream, not like, "I'd love to have a big house and a fancy car." or something similar. By dream I mean something you have to do before you die, something that prevents you from ever being happy until you've accomplished it. I have plenty of things I'd like to do, but I there isn't anything in my life that I NEED to do. I hope you guys understand what I mean. I don't really have a problem with anything in my life right now. Everything is really great to tell the truth, I just don't have anything motivating me. (I guess it'd be good for a little background information, eh?) I'm 20, junior in college with a 3.7 gpa. School has always been pretty easy and uninteresting for me; it's been my pride that has kept my grades high. I'm majoring in criminology to become a police officer in my home town. I think being a cop will be really fun, I enjoy going on ride alongs and I've been around a bunch of police officers since my dad was a cop for around 30 years. I've started graduate classes this semester through a program my school offers called the Bachelors to Masters program. I guess that's my current situation in a nut shell. The problem I have is that I feel as if I'm just going through the motions of life. If for some reason today I was no longer able to be a police officer I think the only problem I'd have is the amount of time I've spent in my major. I might be a little upset about it, but it wouldn't take a great toll on my emotions. I guess the biggest problem I would have is if I wasn't able to have a family later on. Family is something that's always been a big part of my life and I'd hate to not be able to be a parent. I just feel like I need more. I apologize if at any point in this it's come off as if I'm whining. I want something that I need to have. Something that’s actually a challenge and I have to work for. Something that will motivate me to not stop until my dream has been fully realized. The only problem I have is that there isn’t anything like that for me. When I was younger I aspired to be a professional hockey player, I was always a pretty good player. I'm considering trying out for the minor league team back home, but that's about it. Is this all part of growing up, do most people just forget about the dreams they once had, or not really have a dream in the first place? I don't think I can do it, I need a dream. Any thoughts or advice you guys have on the situation is greatly appreciated.