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Why I took on a day job aside from running my creative business

It’s the one thing we don’t talk about in creative business.

Having a day job aside from running a creative business, it’s still a taboo. Talking about your creative projects, blog, or business as a side hustle is a little more accepted, but there are still negative connotations attached.

So today, I thought I’d share my story of combining not one but 2 day jobs with the day-to-day realities of running Ditch Perfect.

It’s a no-holds-barred behind-the-scenes peek at:

  • Why I procrastinated for over a month on writing this post

  • The fears I feel about sharing my reality

  • Why I went from running my creative business full-time to taking on a day job, from both a financial + slow living perspective

  • How I made the decision to only go after “lower-level” jobs

  • How the skills I gained in running my creative business gave me an advantage in my job search + how both of my day jobs have stretched me in a way that I avoided looking at in business

When it comes to creative business we’re only shown the perfect picture: running it full-time (or at least having the desire to do so + working towards that goal) and making six figures while we’re at it.

With this blog post I wanted to add a different voice to the mix. A voice that lovingly calls BS. A voice that says that there are other ways. A voice that gives you permission to do things your way + on your terms.

Let’s get to it.

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