What life dream or goal have you given up on?

Oooh! Good one. 
I've given up on my dream of being a magazine editor. 
Why? Well, I did achieve it briefly, when I was editor of a short-lived magazine called GRID. It was shut down when a new publisher decided to cut a lot of new projects. 
However, about the same time, I realised that the whole world was changing, and the arrival of blogs and other early forms of social media were completely reshaping the media landscape. The energy I was putting into GRID got pushed into my personal blogging projects instead, thereby setting the scene for the last three years of my career…
Time overtook the dream, and I don't miss it.