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Imagine looking up to someone's lifestyle and thinking this is what I want to do. This is how I want to live my life. Or at least dabble in it in some form. You create these fantasies of what you would do with this lifestyle. How you'd dress. How you'd talk. How many minutes of sleep you'd lose as a result of thinking about your appearance for the next day, somedays hours. Or maybe you'd fantasize about how minimal the importance of these things would be because you'd be living out a life you dreamed about since you first saw someone else living it, and everything else is meaningless. You take into account the lifestyle this person presents, but you don't consider everything else that it brings. You don't consider the days spent away from home, away from their family, from their kids. You don't consider that this person has set a bar for themselves because of their lifestyle, and anything they do must surpass that bar. You don't consider that the lifestyle that you long to live is the same one that they are trying to escape. While you reach for a dream, they search for freedom. Freedom from a lifestyle that they themselves once dreamed of living. 

Dreaming is an encouraging act that maximizes a potential that you never knew you had within. But understand everything that comes with your dreams; the anxiety that it may bring; the moments of depression that it may put you in. And understand that your dream is like no one else's. You move at your own pace.

No matter how big you get or how far you go, you are always entitled to get help and support. So don't be afraid to ask for it. It'll find you.  

Erick Sanchez