A wise old man once told me something a wise old man once told him — “always have a project.”
Some call it a hobby, some call it a passion project, some call it a side hustle.
Whatever you call it, you should have a project of something you love in the works.
Maybe you write about new hip-hop releases. Maybe you’re an aerial yoga instructor at night. Maybe you have a photography business capturing baby photos and engagements on your days off.
Your project should act as your second trajectory. Your first trajectory is your major in college, your day job, your 9-to-5 hustle. Your project should nourish and enhance your life outside of business hours.
Your job isn’t going to fill every need in your life – maybe you work as a graphic designer and you love the creative aspect of your job, but you don’t get a ton of social interaction during the day. Set up a dodgeball league or a book club or teach painting class at night.
Here are a few side hustles you can start without a ton of money:
Life is about doing exactly what you want to be doing. If your day job doesn’t quite fulfill that, build a new trajectory doing what you love. If you’re lucky, you may be able to make a little extra cash with it. If not, you still have an outlet to relax and find fulfillment in everyday life.
I’m not saying I’m that person yet. I’m getting there. But I remember a time when I put people into two distinct groups: “people who exercise” and “me.” Being a person who works out is just a matter of getting up and doing it, so let’s not make it too hard on ourselves. (more…)
And a quote I heard a few weeks ago that has been stuck in my head lately: “You are a function of what the whole universe is doing at the place you call here and now, just like a wave is something the whole ocean is doing.” – Alan Watts
I participated in an Ambassador Program on behalf of Millennial Central Consulting for Marriott Rewards®. I received Marriott Points to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation. (more…)
Madde from The Collegiate Vegan is back and better than ever on More Awesomer this morning. She’s going to show you how to make a plant-based diet easy. Don’t forget to check out her blog for some delicious (and beautiful!) vegan recipes.
There are lots of clever ways to add healthier meals to your day, like participating in Meatless Mondays or trying to eat more raw food. Another way is to occasionally cook a vegan meal. Since vegan diets are based around vegetables and whole foods, a vegan meal tends to be packed with essential vitamins, minerals and fiber.
They’re also easier to cook without a recipe (no Pinterest required!) which can be handy when you’re pressed for time. I know, I know. Cooking without a recipe sounds daunting. But put aside your fears of your kitchen going down in flames, and stick with me a little longer. You’ll be a plant-based chef in no time. (more…)
I’m a little bit late to the Spotify Premium game. And I love it. It’s like my world has imploded and I’m building it from scratch, from the ground up, with my bare hands.
That’s a gross exaggeration, but it is pretty awesome.
This new force in my life has brought a renaissance of music into my life. While building my August playlist, I rediscovered so many albums that have been crucial in my life. Very few albums are consistently awesome from beginning to end, so old and new, here are a few of my favorites for your listening pleasure: (more…)