Should my hobby be my career? This is something that I have often asked myself. Could it really happen?
I have a few hobbies but I’ve never really understood how to monetise them or make them a career.
One of my main passions is music and I’ve always wondered how I could make a career out of it.
I’m not a musician so what other avenues are out there for me?
I have looked in to various pathways however I’ve never really pursued them.
There’s not a lot of opportunity out there for employment in certain areas when you reach a certain age.
I know there are discrimination laws but in reality there are always ways around those if they don’t want you.
One of the other determining factors about turning a hobby into a career is would it spoil my hobby?
Would I see my new found career as a burden and a job instead of something I enjoyed for pleasure?
There is an article in the Guardian which asks if turning your hobby into a career is really a good idea.
Should My Hobby Be My Career – Why Not?
I would genuinely love to turn one of my few hobbies into a career however I have a mental block.
Something inside me keeps telling me that it would stop being something that I enjoy, I worry about losing that.
On the other hand getting up in the morning would be easier knowing that you’re earning your own money.
You’re building your own little empire doing something that you love. Not everyone can say that.
I know there is a lot of learning involved as well as self discipline but surely in the long run it’s worth it?
I have written a post on independent retailers and really admire their passion and determination.
There’s a lot of creativity in what they do and the ideas have come from something they believe in.
Not just a pipe dream but something they can actually build on, there’s a creative process which I like.
Maybe it’s time to start thinking about taking the next steps and not let my inner critic take over.
You can go through life always wondering what if? However if you don’t try you will never know.
There’s a really good article on tinybuddha.com it really puts things into perspective.
If you are in the same situation and thinking about making your hobby a career then maybe it’s time.
You could potentially be taking steps to change your life forever! Worth thinking about eh!?
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