“You can’t be anything you want,” said comedian Chris Rock. “You can be anything you’re good at, as long as they’re hiring.”
You need the cash. But you also need to expand your cognitive horizon and let your mind search for its own stimulation.
The artist thrives on autonomy and control. But they also benefit from the extra variety of dimensions that spill over into other areas of work and life.
What you do on the side is more important than anything you do for the money. It all bleeds and blends into a spiderweb of output.