Friday, September 16, 2011

Dilemma

Sometimes, great opportunities come along. Very great ones. Excellent ones. As in $3200 a month ones...

Except for one thing: They'll be dragging you away from your dream. What do you do?

It's a difficult choice that I was almost faced with, but one shot prayer up and it got sorted out with a small factor that makes it impossible for me to take the opportunity. Still, now I wonder. What if the next one doesn't make the decision for me?

Because yes, I love my life and knowing that I follow my dreams, but sometimes I get tired of watching money run out faster than I can bring it in. And that's the sad thing. I'm not poor. My family has a very nice income. But money just goes into food and survival. Leisure is pretty much thrown out. So's saving, come to that. It would be nice to have extra money to put away.

But at expense of my dreams?

Am I selfish to be thinking like this?


7 comments:

Ricardo MiƱana said...

We are currently going through a severe financial crisis that we do not know where we will go, it seems that there is much risk around the world, the U.S. is virtually in default, many countries need to be operated on in the economy, unemployment here in Spain reaches 5 million people, where we will get there, there is much uncertainty.
you enjoy the weekend.
a hug.

Stephen Tremp said...

My opinion is to take the money while you can and find time to write later in the day or on weekends.

Steph Schmidt said...

I've severely cut costs (it gets easier the more you do it) so when I graduate if I don't find a job right away it won't be so hard to give up more stuff. Still, it isn't fun to see 60% of my paycheck go into the bank as an emergency fund to start paying off my student loans.

Susan Kane said...

I have been on the poor side of the fence most of my life. Going to college was, had always been my big dream. I accomplished that dream, but it wasn't easy. When some opportunity comes along that you are meant to take, God will make it clear. In the meantime, study and finish schoool

Victoria Dixon said...

Yes, finish school first. I know there's a certain longing to have nicer things. But what I've discovered is, there's always a nicer thing out there to have. Always. If the THINGS come at the expense of your dreams, or your family, your priorities may need a check. God, family, dreams, then things.

julie fedderson said...

I did not follow my dreams, I did the "responsible" thing, got a degree and a job first, and now I'm trying to get back to the dream. It's difficult, because my time is now a full time job and a family and there is precious little time for me and the dream. I live for the night when everyone else is sleeping and I am finally allowed to write--and still sometimes my mate gives me grief for not turning in when he does. And sometimes the fatigue is overwhelming, and I can't focus to write. I can't leave the job because now there are mortgages and insurance and school loans to pay. So what I'm trying to say is that it never gets easier--if anything there will be more things pulling you from that dream. If you want dream to be life, you have to put the same amount of effort into it that you do the reality. It's important to be able to support yourself, to be independent and to be able to handle things when emergencies come, because they will. But if your dream truly sustains you, brings you joy, then it is worth some sacrifice. Things mean little if at the end you feel empty because the dream was neglected.

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Wow, that's a hard one. The most important thing to be is happy. That being said, I hope you aren't thinking about not finishing your education. Having an education is very important in the long run.