What or who do you want to be when you grow up? While it’s hard to believe we can still be asked that question, but now our answer have to include details about our progress. Even though we are in our twenties and it seems that we need to start settling down it’s not too late to work towards our goals. It all depends on how much time are you’re giving to living your dream.
I have a day job where I work five days a week, which serves as my primary income. It’s a great company to work for, I get to learn a lot about technology, and the perks are great; however, deep down I know that this isn’t what I want to do long-term. So when I’m not there I’m working my “second job” which is developing myself as a writer and this site. I’ve found that doing this doesn’t just help with getting my career established but it also helps me not feel that I can’t be who I want to be by the life I’m currently living.
One of my coworkers has his own food business that he runs on the side, which has become very successful. He spent years researching, networking, and developing his business and recipes so that he can have his business. Now most of his income comes from his business and he uses his day job to take care of some of his expenses and extras.His advise is that someone who wants to have another career should dedicate at least twenty hours a week to it. His motto is that if it’s worth dreaming and then it should be worth putting forth effort to make sure that it happen.
While we may not be living the exact dream that we want to, we can still work towards making it a reality. I have visions of having my own office, team, and being on tour; so I know that the time I put in now will help produce that. There’s nothing worst than having a dream inside you and it that vision is never used or developed, I’ve been there before with my writing carer and it just eats at you. Take the time to live your dreams and watch as they take shape.