The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
A book on pursuing your dreams
This book changed my life. I was working in the health field, feeling unfulfilled and as if life was passing me by. This book gave me the balls to start all over again in my career and become a teacher. The book is about a boy who leaves home and starts his own journey towards his personal dream. Along the way he faces obstacles, distractions, and even love to test his commitment to his personal legend. He doesn't give up nor does he let any of what he's encountered stop him from realizing his dreams. It is beautifully written and easy to follow. The messages are all throughout the story and meant to push you to question... are you living your own personal dream or the dream of someone else?