Broke and Tired of Being Broke? Get Cheered Up By An (Ex-)Peer
[This picture is creepy, I agree]
It is Monday, and you have six more days to go to finish the week (because you work as a freelance, so weekends are not really a concept you share with others anymore, unless you are married and then you probably didn’t open this article anyway).
There are 23 more days to go left to find the money to pay the rent (even though I am not concerned with that at the moment, I’ve been through this painful process for almost a decade).
The list of things you need to buy for your work is getting longer by the minute.
The list of clients postponing or getting cold feet when realizing they will actually have to pay you to work… as well.
You are broke.
You are tired.
And it is only 37 days into 2012.
Ok maybe it is just me today who is like that, but if you’ve been there, let me share with you the letter Shaun Usher from Letters of Note tweeted few weeks back that cheered me up once, and still does the job today:
Robert Louis Stevenson (yes, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Treasure Island…) was, before being a famous writer, a broke (and always sick) random dude.
And that’s how he finished his tough months:
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