March 3, 2011

The Real Job

The other day at work I was talking to my boss and I told her she should start a blog (on what I'm not super entirely sure but she wants to write).  A resident picking up a package overheard and I ended up admitting I'm writing.  And then I said it's what I do on the side when I'm not in the office.

"No, this is what you do on the side.  The writing's the real job.  Don't ever forget that."

I started thinking about it and he's right in many ways.  The true passion is the one that's the hardest to pursue.  It's the one you have to work on to make the time, especially when you're recovering from the 9 to 5.

So here's to the real job, and hoping the side job doesn't get in the way.


  1. "No, this is what you do on the side. The writing's the real job. Don't ever forget that."

    I love that.

  2. I keep telling myself much the same thing. Each day, during the study hall I supervise, I've been working on one-shot adventures, the PDF essay I've been playing around with, or other rpg materials.

    I'm averaging about 1,000 words at a go, which is pretty successful for a 50 minute period. Here's for hoping it gets me somewhere someday!

  3. Dont ever give up on your dreams! :D