aving a hobby or a way to make some extra cashflow on the side of having a day job has become a popular trend amongst (but not limited to) the millennial generation. With the ability to share talents and what's happening in the now with a following audience through social media, the ease of networking and getting the word out about what someone wants to share is powerful.
I'm a person with several passions and have a driving force to take all of them on. About 80% of my day to day life is spent designing. Between my day job and freelance business, that takes up most of my schedule. I'm fortunate enough that this ranked highest on my list of passions, and provides both creative and financial fulfillment. However, because I live and breathe so much design on a daily basis, I do need to escape it from time to time in order to keep loving it. This is where side projects come into play. One day I sat down and made a list of things outside of design that I loved and could potentially turn into an income or a movement, or both, if the stars were in my favor. After narrowing it down, that list came to music, travel, and writing. Because this fulfillment of music and traveling could be achieved by picking up side jobs in both of those categories, I still needed to satisfy that urge to write, and not just for myself, but I wanted my voice to be heard and to help people with my words along the way. Writing was an actual project that I could rely completely on myself for and be able to work on at any time of the day and anywhere life took me.
Here are a few tips of advice I have to offer on how you can find something that brings some extra fulfillment to your life.
In a world of over-analyzing takeaways and life lessons I will only leave you with one. Try things, especially in times of uncertainty and self-doubt. A lot of joy and learning will come from it. It’s all about finding a little bit of discipline and motivation, and it will work wonders for your future self. So what side project are you going to start? I wish you the best on the journey to find it. And remember, my email is open for discussion, feedback, and encouragement along the way. Stay tuned for more posts about side projects and the importance of them.
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