Breathing Dreams Like Air

A dreamer. That’s what I’ve always been. I’ve always wanted things that one does not usually know how to find, things that require one to get truly lost in order to find.

I have always wanted to be able to dream my life into existence. That’s why I am a writer, why I invent worlds and characters, and write about all that I wish to be but can’t.

I am a dreamer because without dreams I’d probably be dead.

I am a dreamer because if I set a deadline to it, it becomes a goal. And fulfilling one’s goals makes life meaningful.

I am a dreamer because it would be such a shame not to be one.

And I believe in the power of dreams, in man’s ability to turn something as imaterial as the product of one’s imagination into reality.

I am a dreamer.

And I think that we often forget about this. In the day to day trenches of what we so cynically call “real life” we forget to dream. We discard dreamers. We like to think of ourselves as realists. We know the price of everything, yet nothing has value or meaning anymore.

We are spiritually bankrupt because we think and live and feel in numbers.

It’s not the cost of a house that makes it a home, and it’s not the number of people you have slept with that makes you worthy of love, and it’s not the number attached to your bank account that makes you happy.

Having a dream and fighting to make it come true is a life well spent.

The victory against insurmontable odds. The good fight against the impossible enemy within. The struggle against complacency, boredom, self-deceit.

To fight for one’s dream means to be truly alive.

So, tell me. What’s your dream? And what are you doing to make it come true?


  1. Wow this is beautiful!
    I’m also a dreamer (I think most writers are).
    What’s my dream? To be honest I just want to be happy and truly fulfilled.
    What am I doing to make it come true? Staying true to myself and pursuing things that I derive happiness from.

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  2. This is so powerful, so beautiful ❤
    One of my dreams came to fruition last weekend when I opened the doors to my Rott'n Tales Art Gallery as a Host on the North of 89 Studio Tour. A dream I've pictured, slowly worked towards and can only Thank my husband for his hard work and support in making it happen. 👍

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  3. I too am a dreamer. I dream of being able to use my story to help others by writing and speaking.
    I am learning to write by blogging three times a week, and have spoken to some small groups.
    Tenacity is my strong suit. Slow and steady wins the race.
    Thanks Cristian for your encouragement.

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  4. Dreamers bring fiction to life. Great post/advice. I’m an author working to sustain a life off of my writing. What does that mean for me? I’m working on my website, getting better at weaving tales, improving my drawing for book covers/etc…, and I’m loving it. It’s the journey not the destination though. Life is good!

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  5. I am a childcare teacher, and I really want out of it and own my own bakery, and write full time! What am I doing to make it happen? I am working on a novel, and I do flea markets with my bake goods! You make me believe that I can make my dream come true!

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