We’re all relatively happy in our day jobs, but what brings us real joy is when we’re creating. Only two of us are really making any money with our side hustle – two others wish they could find a way to do that, and another’s just happy doing what he loves to do. Personally, I know there’s ups and downs to the side hustle – (here’s an overview) – mainly that it’s hard to keep my life in balance.
I’ve been reading, watching and wondering a lot about balance and the “side hustle.” If you don’t know what a side hustle is, here’s a short TED talk which explains. Apparently one in two of every millennial has a side hustle. In my immediate family (husband and three children between 20 and 25), we all hold traditional jobs, but we’re all creatives — designer, painter, dancer, digital artist, musician.
But mostly, even if it does get crazy sometimes – my own designs, deadlines for publications, and submissions, along with my regular gig as an education director – I wouldn’t change a thing. It’s saved me from feeling stuck and kept me going in my day job at times. I feel lucky that my passion is my side hustle.
Do you have a side hustle or is your hobby enough as is?