I learned a very important lesson a lot of years ago. A job, no matter how beloved and how consistent, is nothing more than a gig.
What can a gig do?
- Pay you
- House you
- Provide artistic fulfillment
- Allow you to excel in your field
- Maybe—if you’re super lucky and found a unicorn job—give you health insurance
Those are all pretty great things. I mean, food and housing are vital to life. Assuming you’re working in a field of your choice, getting a chance to work is great, and delving deeper into your profession is excellent.
But here are the things a gig can’t do: (more…)