If You Don’t Dream, You Die

I spent most of my life in a half-alive state. I was here and I wasn’t. Maybe you can resonate?

Sarah Theresa
Jul 16, 2019 · 10 min read
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My story.

The summer of my senior year of college, my budding professional self suddenly envied my friends whose parents had expectations of them and sat them down for reality check conversations often — just to make sure their college funds were being put to good use.

At that moment I saw the strength of her willpower. Her intense dark brown eyes bore a hole into my soul.

“You’re so funny, Sarah. You can’t doubt your dreams or they’ll never manifest. You have to believe whatever you want to happen will happen if you work hard for it.”

There’s something vital here for you to process. You will live into these words someday. You will embrace their truth when you’re ready.

Her words reminded me that I was still afraid to dream.

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On that trip, I felt both awe and terror towards my friend. She was living her dream.

I didn’t know then that I’d have to wade through past trauma and experience more love and loss before I could have the courage to do the inner work necessary to believe in my dreams as my friend believed in hers.


Dreams make life worth living.


Being human means having desires.


We must keep dreaming. When we don’t dream, we die.


Dreams need support.

Suddenly, I found what was lacking — at least one person I respected who believed in me.


Find that one person.


Tune out the doubt, tune into the heart.

My dreams continue to manifest because I continue to honor myself.


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Sarah Theresa

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I write as a soul having a human experience. FB @Sarah Theresa Lamb, and Instagram @Zenchic23. www.sarahtheresalamb.com

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