Do you fear to fulfil your dreams?

Serena Cornwall
4 min readJun 9, 2024

Are you scared to chase your dreams?

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Ever since I was young, I dreamed of writing and publishing a book. But it never happened.

Instead, I studied something I wasn’t passionate about. Eventually, I did various jobs that had nothing to do with what I learned.

One day, I woke up as an adult and had a family.

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At some point, I started to follow TV series in the same genre that I used to write. They inspired my imagination and made me start to write again.
Eventually, my book came out after a few years of highs and lows.

Yes: I did it!

At first, it felt wonderful to finally have reached the goal I had dreamed about for years. But that was it. The feeling soon disappeared.

I had long waited and dreamed of this. But I had no idea what to expect and what to do next.

It has been a couple of years now, and I still have not dared open the book — not once — since I got my hands on it. I know it is not up to the standard that I could have brought it to if I had known then what I know now.