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I take my hat off to mums who have lots of kids. Anyone that says being a mum isn't a full-time job has obviously never had any.
I never meant to be a full-time poet: I started out as a gardener, an ideal job for a poet because your head is left free.
Most of us in the baby-boom generation were raised by full-time mothers. Even as recently as 14 years ago, 6 out of 10 mothers with babies were staying at home. Today that is totally reversed. Does that mean we love our children less than our mothers loved us? No, but it certainly causes a lot of guilt trips.
When I was 15 I became a full-time singer in a band. At 18 I made my first record.
I knew I wanted to act, and I was really driven, so I kept going for it. We moved to L.A. full-time when I was 8 or 9.
I became a full-time writer in 1993 and have been very happy, insofar as anybody is, since.
I never really acted full-time. I certainly had gotten past the point where fame and fortune was something that I was dreaming about or anticipating.
Turkey Hollow is a small country town in Sullivan County, a remote region of the Catskill Mountains. Surrounded by forests, it counts 10 full-time residents, has no mail service, and no cell phone reception. However, what it lacks in amenities, it compensates for in sheer natural wonder.
My name is Jarrett Krosoczka, and I write and illustrate books for children for a living. So I use my imagination as my full-time job.
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
I think that in itself is kind of an amazing achievement to be able to say that your full-time career is in any creative arts, let alone a show that has kept people interested for coming on four seasons and hopefully more.
Before I got on full-time medication, I believed that my mental disorder was the reason I could create so much and create well, because it made me crazy. I could go to these dark places and then come out of it and just be human again.
I've been writing full-time since I was 23.
Only a small rich fringe hates Social Security for disincentivizing 80-year-olds from seeking full-time employment.
Singing as a full-time job was not something I had given a lot of thought to and I had no clear notion of the money to be made in it.
It's scary to not know when your next job is coming, and that is a daily fear when you are trying to act full-time.
As long as I'm able to actually maintain a career where I can write full-time, I'll be thrilled.
I have lots of interests, but it's true that dancing is a very full-time job.
'Wings' offered me the rare opportunity to be a full-time dad and a working actor for eight years.
My dream life is just to go back to my job full-time. And be with my family. You know, regular dreams, common dreams that everyone has.
I'm having to learn to get the balance right, because if you want a full-time career, and you also want to be a mother who is there for your child, then you have to make sure that when you do spend time together, you're really there for them.
I'm fortunate to have a team of people who help me. I've got an assistant, an office manager, a nanny - she's not full-time, but she's there when I need her.
Marcia Gay Harden
Ellen Galinsky's surveys at the Families and Work Institute pointed to a desirable norm for many parents for working not full-time, but part-time. And I get that. I mean, Norway has a 35-hour work week. That counts as part-time for us in the United States, you know. And Norway's doing well, by the way.
Arlie Russell Hochschild
I know people socially who live in countries where the wealth gap is more extreme than it is in America, and they live with full-time security. They live with the threat of getting kidnapped, or they live with the threat of people invading their homes.
In your teens and twenties, death doesn't exist. In your thirties, you glance down the road occasionally. But then in your forties, it becomes a full-time job looking the other way.
My last real job was selling air time for CBS affiliates. I quit that when I was 28, and that was the last real job I had. I beat the system. I've been able to do this full-time for almost 15 years.
I've been writing full-time since 1978.
Alan Dean Foster
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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