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Monday, 30 June 2008

You've got to uphold the dream...

So, I'm back at work this morning - my arts course finished last week (sob sob). It feels like a bit of a daze really. A few nights out... the exhibition... lots of talking... out and about...

Now, here I am, where I was just 5 days ago and the seat feels unfamilliar. As if I shouldn't be here! Maybe I am imagining it.

Then, I go to flip my desk calendar to today and Friday's quote catches my eye. Funny (and oh so true) given last Friday was the last day.

"You've got to create a dream.
You've got to uphold the dream.
If you can't, then bugger it. Go back
to the factory, or go back to the desk."
ERIC BURDON*

I kid you not. I have no idea who this Eric Burdon is, but I like him. He is a wise man. And the timing of the quote could not have been more perfect.

We spent much of the week-end discussing how to avoid a return to the full time 'office job'. How to live the dream and afford to live at the same time. I'm working on it people, cos, as my buddy Mr.Burdon says... "you've got to uphold the dream".

Happy Monday everyone.

*Turns out Eric Burdon is singer in The Animals. Thanks Sherrin!
This weeks "This is..." and Exhibition update to come in the next few days. Stay tuned!

7 comments:

Jodie said...

He does sound like a wise man. If you figure out the magic formula, please share.

Sherrin said...

Isn't he the singer from the Animals? You know the song 'Night of the Rising Sun'. Great quote.

Wow, big changes for you... congrats on finishing.

Malcolm said...

Yes! Uphold the dream and do what you can to work towards it. Work your way out of work...

I'm pretty sure that completing a budget that includes food would bring things a little closer...

Hila said...

totally agree with him :)

AnastasiaC said...

a great quote! we all should take note...congrats on completeing your course!! Yeahh!

BigCat said...

That's a great quote. Looking forward to the exhibition update.

Rebecca said...

Oh I missed reading your blog while I was away! Just had to comment on this post too - it's sooooo what I've been thinking about lately!! I had that quote on my calendar too & am trying to keep it in mind to motivate me (all the way out of my Mon-Fri office job!!). Guess the office job has paid for holidays, crafting supplies, mortgage repayments etc - and it's where I met my husband too but I think I've gained all the good stuff and now it's soooo time to get out! Hope you find the balance you seek too :) Bec xo