They say that if you love what you do, then you will never work another day in your life. People should take this to heart. Now sometimes you get stuck with something you don’t like in order to pay the bills. We all (ok, most of us) end up in that situation at one time or another and what do we do? We suck it up and do it until the we reach that greener pasture on the other side of the hill.
So you are a writer with a corporate 9 to 5 job too? Check. Married? Check. Kids? Check. Overly jacked up mortgage payments? Check. Overpriced cellphone bill? Check. We are all there or have been there.
Ah, the grand life that we have, working to live and not taking the time to live our life the way we really want to. This goes for any of the creative expressions such as the musician, the artist, and the writer. All are very broad in what they cover, but all cover a very special subgroup of dreamers and chasers. We chase dreams with open mason jars and butterfly nets hoping that one day we will be able to find that one tiny bit of inspiration that sets the world ablaze with wild imagination. It is that wild dream that we all chase in hopes that our love of imagination that has been crafted by our minds and our hands will someone gain recognition, fame, and glory so we can leave the world of gray behind us. I did say wild dream didn’t I?
Truth be told that we all have dreams that we wish we could chase. Most of us continue to dream of the day that we no longer need to be a drone in life and have the time and energy to finally live the dream. Some of us choose to chase the dream anyway, carving every precious moment of free time that we have into our passion, the world be damned. I say be the latter, find the time to chase your dream so that you never have to work another day in your life. For me, it is writing one word at a time every day that I can. Every day is just one more word closer to catching my dream.