Optimism is NOT Arrogance

Arrogance is the belief that you are BETTER than others. Optimism is the belief that you have the same CHANCE as others. We all have the chance to achieve our dreams. Don't ever let anyone tell you differently.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Real World Intrudes...

Can't write much this morning, I have a *gack* interview with a corporation.  Ugh.

Well, ya know, it was inevitable.  I mean, my severance package is running out next week, we have a little saved up to last until the end of May, and God Bless Special Agent CB, she can't get my manuscript sold, the movie rights sold, and all of my bills paid off in the next three weeks.

So I have to look for a job.

Well, here's what I have to say about that (oh great, now I sound like Forrest Gump):

If I'm gonna work in the corporate world - it's gonna be doing something I like.  Something I care about, something that makes me feel like I'm connecting and contributing to the world.

I've got three areas lined up, two of which are exactly like that - providing health care for the uninsured or poor.  The third one is simply a money grab.

But I need time to write, so folks, this is where the boots hit the ground and the stroll becomes a march.  I'm talkin' discipline.  As the Dali Lama said

“Self-discipline, although difficult, and not always easy while combating negative emotions, should be a defensive measure. At least we will be able to prevent the advent of negative conduct dominated by negative emotion. "

I'm not sure what that means, it was the first thing that Google returned.  But anyway, I'm gonna have to buckle down to get this done. 

But rest assured, my friends, you will still be along for the ride!

1 comment:

  1. Suggestion: check out USAjobs.com

    Federal government jobs, much more stable than the private sector, and we even have jobs where you can provide money and health insurance to the disabled and poor (hey, that's what I do!).

    Can be sad, but also very satisfying ;)


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