When you try to please everyone, you end up deceiving yourself. Is it to late for you to pursue your passion?
Let’s debunk a myth. It’s not that early risers doesn’t like to sleep. They appreciate a full eight hours night of sleep like everyone else. The reason why they get up early to get stuff done is not some masochistic game, it’s just that: they want to get stuff done. And they know they’re more … Continue reading The heroes of early morning
Wanting to be a writer is clearly not enough to become one. And inspiration alone will lead you to nowhere. Being a writer requires a lot of hard work, commitment and sacrifice. It’s difficult, but not impossible. If you made choices that had nothing to do with writing in your life, it’s even more difficult. … Continue reading Facing the truth
As you may have understood by now, I’m not good at making my life easier. I already had a crowded schedule with my job, this blog, my ongoing projects and the job as a translator. You may think that this would have been enough. But I can’t let an opportunity for writing more slip away. … Continue reading Overcrowded schedule and overcrowded mind #whatImwriting
Did you noticed? It’s May already. Which means that Camp NaNoWriMo is over. This time I can’t brag about winning because I didn’t reach my goal of 60000 words but I can sound wise by telling you some of the things I learnt from this experience (some I already knew but it's good to have a … Continue reading What I learnt from failing
Why do you read so many novels? Do they have any meaning? Have you ever heard this kind of questions? I had. Someone also told me that listening to music is a waste of time and more than one had the nerve to ask me “Why do you write stories? They are just that… stories, … Continue reading Why do you write stupid stories?
Lately I’ve been discussing a very interesting topic with a group of writers. The point was: have you ever felt like life is stealing something from your art? Does everyday life steal time and energy from writing (or whatever your art is)? Is it a life’s problem or is it yours? And, most important, is … Continue reading How to stop everyday life from stealing your passion
When school or university ends, you start searching for a job. At first you search in your field, because you studied a lot and would like to make the most of your education. Some are are lucky enough to have their expectations fulfilled. However the time we live in is not an easy one and … Continue reading How to survive temporary jobs and learn from them
For a few days after your job interview you swing between great expectations and self-destructive thoughts. One moment you feel good and confident, the next one you have the impression that you did everything wrong during the interview. One moment you are sure that they will never find a better candidate than you, the next … Continue reading Searching for a job #5 – The disappointment
As soon as you put down your phone and look at the little note in your hand where you wrote time and place for your job interview, you start feeling nervous. It's a very different kind of anxiety compared with the one you felt while waiting, because now the responsibility is in your hands again. … Continue reading Searching for a job #4 – The job questioning… I mean, interview
After sending your CVs to every company that came up to your mind, you are running out of options and doubts start showing in all their splendor. Maybe you're doing it wrong. What else can you do to improve your chances? Maybe you should try with professionals. That's why you open your laptop and start … Continue reading Searching for a job #3 – Work agencies
You did a great job, you know? Your CV is ready. You wrote all your personal information, you thoroughly explained what you studied at University and your thesis, you wrote about that little summer job (that it's not much but it's a beginning). You also include your knowledge about foreing languages and something as blurry … Continue reading Searching for a Job #2 – Sending CV’s in the jobsphere
You get there. You made it. Finally, you graduated. You have that damned piece of paper on your wall. Now you are exactly where you wanted to be, you are exactly where you worked so hard to arrive, you are in the place where we all are, at least once in a life time: nowhere. … Continue reading Searching for a Job #1- When the odyssey begins