Repeat after me: What I focus on will become my future
They all said get a side hustle. It will be easy, they said. Yet, no one thought to mention how easy it is for that side hustle to completely take over you life. But thats exactly what happened to me. Here’s how…
For as long as I could remember, I’ve been one of the lucky ones amongst my peers in which I’ve always known what I wanted to do with my life. It was simple. I’d write for national and local publications, make some money from my blog and my name will be recognized and synonymous with insightful perspectives in my writing. And I got some of that right. What I didn’t account for was the amount of student loan debt I’d be swimming in.
So I did what all the pros said I should do. I got a side hustle and then quickly got another one. Neither one of them stayed simply side hustles for long. One of them became an extension of my career and the other took away from my career, family and the person I was meant to be. Of course, I didn’t notice it until I was too far gone because I was blinded by the money.