The Day Job Survival Kit
Authors : Durga Walker

Author Durga Walker

Durga WalkerDurga Walker is living proof that day jobs need not stand in the way of creative dreams. Day-jobber by day and artist by night, Durga first wrote The Day Job Survival Kit as a web article entitled “11 Tips for Surviving a Day Job With Your Sanity Intact.” The article and the book were both born from the nightmare faced by all creative souls holding down jobs they don’t love. Durga has relocated around the world almost as much as she’s changed jobs. She currently lives in Missouri, where by day she’s a reporter on a small-town newspaper. By night and weekend, she writes, paints, and builds a creative freelance business. Durga has an M.A. in communication arts and training in creativity coaching. You can visit her Artful Day Jobber website at and her Art in Abundance blog at

Durga Walker's Creativity Articles

The Impossible Dream
By Durga Walker
Why persistence is vital to realizing creative dreams.

Work lightly: Be joyous
By Durga Walker
It's a challenge to create joy where you think it doesn't exist.

Define Creativity — I Dare You
By Durga Walker
When was the last time you examined your ideas about creativity?

How to Get Your Day Job to Leave YOU
By Durga Walker
Surviving your day job is all well and good, but what if you're ready — or want to be ready — to leave your day job behind and pursue your art?

Not for Writers Only: The Creative Power of Writing
By Durga Walker
Gold nuggets often emerge from the raw material of words.

Why talent isn't nearly enough — or even that important
By Durga Walker
If I could gather all the hopeful young artists in the world together and tell them only one thing, it would be this...

11 Tips for Surviving a Day Job With Your Sanity Intact
By Durga Walker
Maintaining a day job while all your instincts are roaring in another direction is one of the toughest things a creative soul can endure.

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