Monday, July 30, 2012

THICKER SKIN - ALL AROUND

When it comes to pursuing your dreams, it can be a lot tougher than you first thought. The reason for it being tough is not always because things are different than you thought, but the loved ones that have to go through this difficult journey with you, does not always understand what you are going through or why.

When I say that they might not understand what you are going through, I am talking about them getting a bit negative about the reality of your current situation. Sometimes they may say or do things that discourage you and that can make doing what you want a whole lot harder.

I am not just writing this post from the comfort of my own home and my own desk, but I know what it is like first hand to have those you love most, doubt you and your potential, not to mention the logic of your dream. Just because they do not understand what it takes to achieve your dream, does not make you or your dream impossible.

I though about this post last night, because I always have this problem and if any of you out there have this problem too, then I want you to know you are not alone. You can do this. You just have to stay strong, as nothing worth having ever comes easy. Being a writer is always tough and I doubt it gets any easier the further your career progresses. 

4 comments :

  1. I hope things get better for you. When people are negative toward me, it makes me more determined.

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  2. I don't discuss my writerly aspirations with just anybody... not everybody understands... and I become very annoyed when faced with that "blank, tongue-tied, confused expression" that some people give.... anyway, there are plenty of online writerly buddies to connect with.

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  3. I'm like Michelle. I really (until recently) didn't share my 'writer's life' with almost anyone. Because, you're right. People don't understand. But that's what's great about the writer blogosphere. WE all understand :)

    So nice to 'meet' you! Love your blog :)

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  4. Tonja - I agree. I am so used to thing being tough, that it is such a everyday thing. But I look forward to the day when I can prove them wrong.

    Michelle - So true, online writer buddies rock. Thank you.

    Kelley - I completely agree with you. Unfortunately, I am one of those stupid people who just can't keep my mouth shut about what I am doing, when it comes to those really close to me, like my family. It is great meeting you too.

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