I’m a writer by night.
By day, I’m a public school teacher, and by later that day, I’m a pastor.
Basically, I’m crazy busy, and I love reading about how writers, greater than I, managed their crazy busy lives.
And to that end, here’s a sweet infographic showing the day jobs* of famous poets.
I enjoy my day job(s), but I love being a writer. The frustration in holding onto both is incredibly stressful, so it makes me feel good to see that many others have felt that same tense and made it work.
If you’re in the same boat as me, living the life of a nocturnal creative, breathing in hustle, exhaling content, I hope this poster encourages you. If you’d like your own copy, you purchase one here.
*Apparently, there’s a bit of a caveat on two of these. From the source: “This comic is factual, but it requires a couple clarifications: Wallace Stevens was an executive at an insurance company, not your average insurance salesman. And there’s no evidence that Emily Dickinson liked cats, but her sister Lavinia was cat-obsessed. So Emily must have been forced to cat-sit occasionally.”