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Is it possible to pursue your dreams while working a 9-5 job?  

Even when you get a job, although it will keep you busy for awhile, you need to think about what you will do to fulfill your personal/emotional needs.  

Some jobs are more flexible than others. However, any full-time job requires full-time work. Sales people tend to have more flexibility than most, and people who are self-employed can call their own hours.

No matter what type of job you find or how much flexibility it offers, you will still have commitments to honor and may find they interfere with your ability to come and go as you please. Even if you are self employed, you may not always be free when a call comes to you.

Are you compromising yourself by working in the job you currently have? How much will you be able to enjoy or benefit from what you are doing if you are just doing enough to get by? If your heart is not in it, it will be obvious to others and who knows what impact it could have down the road?

Your best bet is to look for work that supports your interests and career goals or to work for someone who understands your predicament and okay with you coming and going or leaving on a moments notice. You will be lucky if you find someone to work for who supports your needs, but it's possible that person (and job) is out there.

While there are many obstacles to overcome, it does not mean you cannot achieve your dreams. Perhaps all you need to do is refine your plan. For example, you might decide to work at the job you have for the next several years in order to gain financial stability. Rather than looking for and accepting the ‘dream’ job now, you could devote your free time to studying, making contacts, and perfecting your skills.

With careful planning, you can work toward making it financially feasible for you to work a more flexible job a few years from now, and then begin to devote more time to your acting. There is no right or wrong approach; but there is a realistic one.

If you need the money and the benefits you have right now  and unless your current employer is really flexible, you may not be able to do exactly what you want at this time.

You seem logical and realistic; combine that with some creativity, passion and desire and I have no doubt you will see your dreams come true.

What is your dream?  How can you make it come true?  Share with your friends at Fab 40 and maybe they’ll help you find a shortcut!!!

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