Santiago lives with his parents in Andalusia, Spain. He is a shepherd, and being a shepherd means a lot to him. He is a traveler and thinks being a shepherd and traveling is his personal legend.
Santiago starts getting recurring dreams of finding a treasure. He doesn't know why he is getting these dreams and wonders at first is this a sign of what he should do. Should he go seek his new destiny?
Santiago thinks about his dreams and is not that sure if he should go. He makes up many excuses for him not to go. Then he realizes that it is right and that he should go and find what is calling him.