You Have A Dream

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My dearest friend,

You have a dream. You have a beautiful design buried deep inside your little heart. You may not know what it is now, but you have a passion buried deep inside that is just waiting for you to overturn its moss covered hiding place and let it out.

You see, I feel like sometimes we get so carried away watching other people live their dreams that we forget to chase our own. As college students, my peers and I often fall into the trap that we have time to figure out what we want to do with our lives. We happily muddle on through our grades and assignments, clubs, and endless opportunities for deadline extensions until the golden hour when we’re handed a piece of paper and thrown into the cold, unforgiving world. Then suddenly, you need to know what to do and you need to know fast.

That’s quite a predicament.

While we were busy enjoying an enabling millennial environment, we forget that we have more of a purpose than to binge Netflix and Chick-Fil-A.

We’re here to earn the dream.

When was the last time you received something really worthwhile for free? If you did, it wasn’t worth the same as something you worked really hard for. It’s the same with dreams. Fulfilling, discovering, and owning a dream is never without its work.

You must earn your dream.  

Long nights, mind-numbing assignments, thick textbooks, long hours in the office, it’s all a part of reaching that dream you have.

So maybe you think you don’t have dream. Maybe going with the flow is your dream. That’s all fine and good, but I’m certain that someday you will have a dream that will make you jump for joy and your blood rush hot. You may not have found the dream yet, but it is there. Buried deep inside your mind, there’s something you’re passionate about that you may have not even been introduced to yet. It may be music, human trafficking awareness, movie reviews, fitness, or even people, but whatever it is, now is the time to begin preparing yourself to reach that dream. Pursuing a dream isn’t so you can reach a goal, its about learning through a journey.

So whatever place you’re in your life right now, keep working towards discovering and preparing for your dreams. It’s gonna be worth it.

In sincerity,

Rachael

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