You’re employed. You’re making enough money to live on and putting a little away for the future. And you’re filling your free time with stuff you find enjoyable and fulfilling.
… but is it enough?
This week we handle the nagging feeling that you should be doing more with your time. It’s hard to fight against the advice that you need a second income stream, the coveted “side hustle”, even when in reality you’re doing just fine. It’s all tied into that most frightening of the coronavirus pandemic’s side effects: productivity porn.
And if that wasn’t enough terror, we slip in a real palm-sweaty story about that one time
KITTY READ PIGGY’S DIARY
WAS TOTALLY CAUGHT RED-HANDED, THAT FUCKING SNAKE!!
This week’s question
Today’s letter comes to us from Tumblr follower DefineValidCharacters. They ask:
Hello Bitches. I currently have a full-time job that doesn’t pay the best but it’s enough to support my lifestyle. I also volunteer around twenty hours a week, sometimes more. The volunteering is really rewarding and I enjoy every second, but I’m wondering if that time would be better spent getting a second job or learning a new skill to improve my finances?– Tumblr follower DefineValidCharacters
For more on side gigs, second jobs, and volunteering, read these finely curated articles:
- Romanticizing the Side Hustle
- Should You Increase Your Salary or Decrease Your Spending?
- How to Frame Volunteering on Your Resume When You’ve Never Had a Job
- How to Save for Retirement When You Make Less Than $30,000 a Year
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