Freelancing, the side hustle, the Etsy page, the passion project - the myriad of modern-day ways we try to address the dilemma of not getting to pursue our "real" passions alongside our bill-paying full-time jobs. Studies show that creative hobbies and following our passions makes us happier, so how can we fit it all in?
Ever watch The Great British Bake-off? It's an addictive reality TV show about the hunt for Britain's best amateur baker. Few of the contestants cook for a living - baking is simply their passion. And it's passion that carries them through weeks of competition and critiques, past weeping pie crusts and sad meringues.
You've heard it before, probably many, many times: If you're passionate about what you do, work will never feel like work. But, what if your passion doesn't completely align with your day job? Enter the side hustle-a gig you work on outside of your full-time job that fulfills whatever you're passionate about.