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what if you have a full-time job?

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Dear Reader,

Franz Kafka was an insurance clerk. Harper Lee was an airline ticketing agent. Kurt Vonnegut was a journalist, PR executive, car dealer, and teacher. Agatha Christie was a pharmacist assistant. T.S. Eliot worked as a banker. Arthur Conan Doyle was a surgeon. And I could use all my space here to talk about other great writers who had a full-time job.

You know, we create a lot of excuses for not accomplishing our dreams, for not achieving our goals. A full-time job, modern life, choices, school, other problems. But when you WANT to do something, you just find a way to do it.

I know it’s not easy. I’m not saying it is. I’m a full-time lawyer and I have tons of life things to do. It’s not easy for me. I know the struggle. It takes planning, dedication, discipline, MOOD… sometimes sacrifices and compromising, too. I know. But you can’t just say, “I can’t do it” when you WANT to do it. Start thinking, “HOW can I do it?” instead, and, at some point, you’ll naturally swerve to “I’m doing it” until you reach the “I’ve accomplished it”.

Smile. You can do it. And if you need any help, you can call me on a chat, I’m here. And so is a huge community of writers and book lovers that are here to help and share their passions no matter where we come from, what we believe in, where we are, or what we do in our lives outside this platform.

Have a great week!

Best,
João

■ PS: Do you have a full-time job? What do you do? And how do you juggle it with reading, writing, blogging, Instagramming?

☕️ first appeared on @beardbetweenthelines

2 Comments

  • WithloveMasi

    When I said I WANT to accomplish my dream of being a writer, I just closed my eyes, breathed deeply, and pressed the publish button. Now my full-time job is Writer. It is not easy to throw your thoughts into the world for people to read them, but once you publish the first post, the first book, there is no turning back. Of course, life has its struggles regarding money, because I don’t make a lot for being a writer, but my dream is accomplished and I feel fulfilled.

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