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Mistakes, Failures and Dreams Unrealized



Mistakes, Failures and Dreams Unrealized ©
Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.
August 27, 2021

Lord knows I’ve had my share in life
Of failures, fiascos and mistakes
All just part of the journey
Like the reality of gives and takes
Thinking I’d always be a stellar success
At everything I tried
Well here’s the great big wake up call
I wasn’t!!!………..He sadly sighed
But all in all I have lived and loved
Received and given some joy
And sometimes, yes even sometimes
Was a very successful boy!
Nothing here too terribly profound
Esoteric or obscure
Just a very simple truth
Enlightening? I’m not really sure
We all have hopes, dreams and goals
In life we try to obtain
Sometimes never quite realized
The struggle sometimes in vain
But the journey that you take in life
With its intricate winding road
Also brings unexpected wins
Like a Prince born of a toad!
It’s not about the fiascos in life
Or dreams that never came true
It all about the journey
Just trying the best that you can do

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Some thoughts about the journey of life and mistakes you make along the way.

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Written on August 27, 2021

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Gary Shulman, MS. Ed.

Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. has spent a lifetime supporting vulnerable families and children. He began his career working with children with and without disabilities in an inclusive Head Start program in Brooklyn NY. He then transitioned to become the Special Needs and Early Childhood Coordinator for the Brooklyn Children's Museum for 10 years. His passion for advocacy grew as he worked more and more with parents of children with disabilities. For over 24 years he passionately advocated for the needs of these parents as the Social Services and Training Director for Resources for Children with Special Needs, Inc. in NYC. The last 8 years of his working life, Mr. Shulman served as a private Special Needs Consultant conducting hundreds of training sessions throughout NYC and beyond to help parents and professionals find and access the services and systems required to facilitate maximizing the potential of their children with disabilities. Now Mr. Shulman is happily retired in Palm Springs CA, but still volunteers his time any way he can to provide information to those in need of his expertise. Today, Gary enjoys sharing his poetry that he passionately writes with the goal of leaving this world a better place one word at a time. more…

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