I say it all the time, but I am no expert. I simply speak my mind and follow my heart and gut. No matter how big my dreams have gotten, there’s a very striking sense of reality that sets in every now and then. I could sit here everyday and write and work so hard that I feel fulfilled, but how does that pay my bills? MY reality is, I need to work. I need to survive. I need to eat. I can’t do any of that without actually working. I’ve shed the normal 9-5 and don’t have to sit in an office every day, which is one goal that I’ve been able to achieve. But achieving goals is simply a domino effect; once you reach one, it’s on to the next one and so forth. For example, here is my goal list:
-Move out of Philadelphia -Get my security clearance and a government job -Get a lavish apartment -Start writing in some capacity -Get my blog site to generate revenue -Get out of my 9-5 life and have free days -Get my bartending license
-Move out of DC
-Write for a large publication
As you can see, I named GOALS and not my dream(s). My big dream is to become such a successful writer that it is my job! Until then, I still have bills to pay and I still need to have a strong sense of reality that keeps me grounded. I always have a goal that allows me to earn money because at this point, I don’t have the luxury of not working. So, I ask all of you…can you afford your dream?