Blogger: Rachelle Gardner
All of our agents have slipped out of the office to spend the holidays with their families. We’ve picked from previous posts “The Best of” for your reading pleasure and pondering. Our office opens on January 5, 2015, and we’ll have new posts waiting for you then. In the meantime, Merry Christmas!
Life is all about choices, and when we choose to pursue a passion that’s time-consuming, we have to say no to other things. I’ve chosen to be a literary agent, which is pretty demanding. But I’m also a mom, a wife, a writer and editor. I exercise regularly, I see my friends, and I dedicate significant time to my kids. But pursuing my passions isn’t without a cost—I’ve had to let go of some perfectly good things.
- I don’t watch much TV.
- I don’t scrapbook, knit or crochet.
- I don’t separate the whites from the colors.
- I don’t grow a garden.
- I don’t cook gourmet meals.
- I don’t play computer games.
- I don’t play golf or tennis.
- I don’t homeschool.
- I don’t remember everyone’s birthday.
- I don’t run marathons or 10K races.
- I don’t sleep past 6am—7 even on weekends.
So, now that I’ve admitted to some things I’d like to do if I had more time… what about you?
Have you given up anything in order to pursue writing?
What have you given up to pursue writing? Click to Tweet.
I don’t scrapbook, knit, cook gourmet meals or grow a garden. What don’t YOU do? Click to Tweet.
Sometimes pursuing your passion means giving up some perfectly good things. Click to Tweet.