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Do What You Love and the Money Will Come
Feb 05 2011 08:00 PM | Vicky Collins  in Erasing & Managing Your Debt -----
I heard this quote many years ago and it really stuck in my mind.

Of course, everyone needs to make enough money to make ends meet. However, life is too short to be in a job you hate.

That doesn’t mean quit your job and pursue your dream as a belly dancer. But… if you really love it, see if you can find a way to make some money.

The best way to do that is to start part-time while keeping your full-time job.

That way you continue earning a steady income, as you make sure you really love your dream job as much as you think you do and can make a living at it.

A few years after college, I decided I wanted to pursue teaching. I almost quit my job and took a teaching job in a school in Jersey City, NJ.

The pay would have been half of what I was making, but I was young and restless, and almost reckless.

Instead, I got creative. I kept my day job as an Executive Assistant and went to graduate school on the evenings and weekends. The company I worked for was loaded with perks, including tuition for higher education.

It was a win-win for me. I got to keep my steady job and also work towards my Masters in teaching.

You deserve to enjoy your job, where you most likely spend more hours a day than in your home.

So, if you really want to have another career, then make it happen. Make contacts with people in your desired field, take courses, read books, etc. Do everything you can to get one step closer to make your dreams come true.

Do what you love and the money will come.

Vicky Collins is a Jersey Girl who relocated to Austin, TX. She has been married to Shawn since May 1996, and they have four children (Caity, Lexie, Kerri, and Jack) and a shelter dog (Mattingly). Through a recipe of discipline and various financial strategies, she has not carried credit card debt since the mid-90's. Vicky preaches to her friends and occasional strangers that it’s imperative for women to understand and be involved in family money matters, and blogs about it at Follow Ask the Mama on Twitter and Facebook.


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17 February 2011 - 01:19 AM
Recently Diane Sawyer said Do what you Love in the most adventerous place you can! I love that!


25 February 2011 - 12:44 PM
I cannot wait to get my finances where I need them to be to comfortably go after my dream job! Great article!

Poor Mama 

26 February 2011 - 12:56 PM
EStimpert -

Are you getting close to having your finances in order? Maybe you could do some stuff towards your dream job part time for now?
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