Many believe the greatest athletic achievement in history took place on September 2, 2013 when a 64-year-old woman successfully completed her fifth attempt to swim from Havana, Cuba to Key West, Florida. This, without the protection of a shark cage in waters infested with life-threatening box jellyfish.

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Her name is Diana Nyad and she’s my hero. Note to self-righteous: She’s a gay atheist. I’m a straight Christian. You gotta problem with that? #JesusLovesGays #JesusLovesAtheists #JesusHatesHypocrisy

Like most of us, Diana had a dream. To most of us, her dream was beyond crazy. No doubt, your dreams are considered crazy by many. So what. No doubt, as you live your present days in fear and isolation, it seems all you can do to simply Stay Calm And Social Distance On. Don’t fall into that crap trap. If you do, #FindAway out.

Yes, the loss of life and wealth is devastating. And yes, the worst is yet to come. I get it…I feel it…I hate it. It truly sucks to be us right now. But, I refuse to stop dreaming and implore you to do the same. In fact, I fervently believe new dreams are being formed within, and even because of, the nightmare we’re currently living.

Don’t quit on your old dreams just because times are tougher than they’ve ever been. If it’s truly time to move beyond them, then you must by all means replace them. Why? Because when we stop dreaming, we stop living. And from this day until your last, you truly are #TooYoungToDie.