For The Introverted Dreamer - Introvert Spring

Michaela Chung

Dear Innie Friend,

I wanted to write something different today. Since my yearly updates on my personal life are usually quite well received, I thought I would get a little cozy and personal again.

I have been thinking about longing lately. As the INFP innie that I am, I have always had dreams to fill galaxies. I am in awe that so many of them have come true; and yet, I am suddenly rethinking this whole dreaming thing. Tonight, these words unexpectedly emerged from the centre of my chest:

Michaela Chung poemThere is no more time
for longing.
I am a grown woman,
If I have a dream
I take it between my teeth
like a mama lion
and I say,
Here.
You must exist now.

If you are a dreamer like me, you know how easy it is to live inside your fantasies. But it’s never good to fall asleep in pretend worlds. That’s how your real life gets away from you.

As a writer, it is part of my job to dream, but that is different. I have secret dreams that I don’t even dare to write on paper, and I believe you do, too.

Unspoken dreams are the most dangerous because we might not even realize that they are there until we feel the holes they tear in our soul as they pass us by.

This all might be sounding quite depressing, but it’s not meant to be.

I hope that you feel the same sense of urgency that I do, the sudden deep knowing that there is no more time for longing.

If you have a dream, take it between your teeth and bring it into reality. Command it to exist, or set it free.

Love,