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I Quit my Job to be a Full-time Dreamer

How do you make your dreams come true?

Is there some secret formula that’s been written and hidden in a safe in Mr. Krabs’ office? I certainly hope there isn’t. I’d be pretty pissed.

Since I was a teenager, I’ve been pursuing my dreams, and for the last six years, I’ve been pursuing them in the exact same manner. Every. Fucking. Day.

I get up at the ass crack of dawn, got to work in the hundred degree heat, then come home and spend the few hours I have left chasing a dream. I’m not getting any younger, Time’s not reversing, nor is it slowing down. Opportunities are slipping from my grasp and I’m just watching them go. I am running in place while these dreams I reach for only get further and further away.

I’m a huge believer in giving a hundred. If you truly want something, you have to give it your all. Anything less and you’re just wasting your time. In my previous relationship (some of you may remember), the girl never gave 100; because of that, we didn’t work out.

Do I feel like this is a stupid idea? You betcha. Undoubtedly. A million times yes. While I am a believer in giving something your all, I’m also a believer in not putting all your eggs in one basket. Since I was 13, that’s what I’ve been told… and I think I believed it a bit too much, because for the past six years, I’ve pursued my dreams with the comfort of having something to fall back on, and honestly, I think I’ve gotten too comfortable.

In an episode of “Friends,” Chandler tells Rachel that she needs to quit her job and get “the fear,” so that she can find the motivation to pursue her dreams a bit harder. Since I saw that episode, that notion has been stuck in my head. So… here I am. I now have “the fear.” Let’s see what happens.


P.S. I’m pretty close with my boss, so he understands where I’m coming from. Worst comes to worst, I go back to the damn job. But honestly, at this point, I think I’d rather buy a van and live in it. *Shoulder shrug* We’ll see.

Thanks for reading!

-Jordan Antonacci
Twitter: @misterhushhush


Photography by Jordan Antonacci (ya boy)


7 thoughts on “I Quit my Job to be a Full-time Dreamer”

  1. Have you read the book The Alchemist? There’s a very significant phrase that says, “And if you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” When you give something your all, that is beneficial, the Universe will recognize that like a parent recognizes their baby trying to walk.

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    1. Beautiful quote! Very promising and inspiring. And an interesting viewpoint. I’ve never read the book but I’ll have to.

      I really am loving that quote; and I needed that, so thank you 🙂

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