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Aspirations

If money was no object then the job I'd want to do is be a writer. It's a little dream I've had in the back of my mind since I can remember but I've never been serious about it. Why? Because of doubts and money and talent and the competitiveness of it.

I'm pretty much set on wanting to be an editor in a book publishing company now. If that means I have to spend hours on end making cups of coffee and tea and running errands and proofing articles and what have you, I'll do it.

I don't aspire to be an editor because I want 'a way into the publishing business' - I'm pretty sure publishing houses will have policies where they cannot publish their own editors novels - I want to be an editor because I want to work with writers, I want to immerse myself in the world books and the people that write them.

I don't know how the heck I'm going to get there, but I hope I can. I'm going to give it a try anyway.

Aspirations can span from the realistic to the unrealistic but if there's one thing this video about "what if money didn't matter?" has just taught me - aspire to do what you love, otherwise you'll forever be earning money just to go back and do the same thing you don't love.

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