Making Time For Your Dreams

A few years back, I was working at a brokerage firm and thinking that was it. I’d made the decisions that led me to that point and there was no way out of it. I was stuck. What I didn’t realize then was that I was only stuck because I decided it was so and ignored any evidence to the contrary. Being right was more important than being happy.

Until I started thinking outside the box. I could write in my spare time. I could restructure my free time and reprioritize so that writing became like a second job. A job that didn’t pay, but I still showed up every day. Even if it was only half an hour. I put in my time because I loved writing and I was committed to doing it. I’m not saying it was easy or that there weren’t sacrifices along the way. But that’s what you have to do to achieve your dreams and your goals. You sacrifice other things.

Of course, life has a way of throwing us all curve balls. I’ve taken a few months off from writing for back problems and surgeries over the past few years. But I returned to it.

I know it is hard to find time in the day to juggle everything we do, but it is possible. You prioritize. You decide to dial it in on something else. There are places to cut corners and ways to make your dreams come true. I have to believe that. Otherwise, what is the point of going through the daily grind?

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10 Responses to Making Time For Your Dreams

  1. berry says:

    But some of us just don’t have time. Our. Work and family consume every free minute. Wish I had time to write. I love short. stories.

    • I have to respectfully disagree. 🙂 I think if you really want to do something, you find a way to fit it into your life. For example, when you are waiting in line at the grocery store, you can jot down a thought on a story idea or bit of dialogue; or when you are stuck in traffic, you can imagine a scene in a story. There has to be 15-20 minutes in a day that you can allocate to pursuing your dreams. For some people, family is their dream. Having happy well rounded kids is what they put first in their life all the time. And that’s cool. My point is just that we should pursue our dreams whatever they may be. I do agree it isn’t easy and sometimes it feels impossible. I just don’t believe it is absolutely impossible.

  2. berry says:

    Tell us more about the books . Where else do you get your ideas. Does the curse of the rubies story have any truism in the storyline. By that I mean anything that relates to your truest innermost fears and thoughts. Maybe I have the wrong term but. You know what I mean right.

  3. Lots of things factor into the books. Some scenes are based off of something i imagined or something that happened to me. It really depends. Everything in the story springs from me, so my fears, my dreams, my hopes may all appear in the story. I write what I know and I write what I don’t know but imagine I know.

  4. Emma says:

    Thank you so much for this amazing and very encouraging post! Just keep pursuing your dreams and never give up. Oh, and judging from what I read on your website (novels, short stories AND poetry), you are one hell of a writer. Keep up the good work and please keep sharing!

  5. Androgoth says:

    There is always time to push our energies
    towards greater things and writing is something
    that one can do over any time scale, adding a
    small entry or focusing on a longer sequence
    when the opportunity arises…

    And I always say…

    Never Lose Sight of a Dream

    Androgoth

    • And it’s one of those things that you can constantly improve over your lifetime. I’m amazed at how my writing grew over the past two years. One of my favorite quotes is from an anime: Hold on to your dreams, tomorrow knows where and when. 🙂

      • Androgoth says:

        Yes the more we write the better we become, I used to write everything by hand but these days it is on the computer that I spend most of my time, however I find both equally as exciting, I use the word exciting because the power of the written word is so exhilarating 🙂 Have a nice time today…

        Androgoth

        • I tend to draft on my laptop. But my pre-writing I do on notebook paper and scraps of paper as ideas hit me. Either works. Written words are exhilarating. Have a good evening!
          Kourtney

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