Truth: I love to do all the things. It’s who I am. You can find me pursuing many side hustles daily. In my bio, you’ll learn that this has been true from a very young age. Sometimes I wonder if it’s normal to think nearly everything can be a made into a job I’d love to have. It’s probably a very good thing (and comforting to my husband) to know that I cannot for the life of me sew– ya’all know I’d be madly making children’s clothes and bows if I could.
In writing this post I looked up the term hustle, just to set things straight. Hustle the verb by definition means to move quickly or hurriedly, whereas urban dictionary defines hustle as working towards a goal (often in the pursuit of money).
Being rushed vs. chasing your dreams.
Do you ever feel the intense pressure lately to be more, have more, do more, GO more? Me too, friend. Social media can be a bitch I tell ya. And that hustle, it’s not for me. If you’re nodding in agreement, have you ever paused in one of these moments of comparison and considered if that is really for you?
Because that’s what matters most. And while things might look and seem spectacular from the outsider’s perspective, if you are chasing someone else’s passion you are going to run your ass off for something that won’t likely won’t be the same for you, because its not yours.
I’m all for the hustle, just on your terms, for your passions.
My hustle is raising my girls– to be thoughtful, kind, and amazing people– while pursuing my personal passions, from my career, to blogging, to health and wellness. I get often told “I do a lot”, but what’s important is that the things I am doing dictate the pace, not the other way around.
Lately, it seems its pretty easy to get caught up in keepin’ up. Hustling for someone else’s take on life. But their hustle doesn’t have to be your hustle.
You Do You.
Slow down. Take time to find what you are passionate about. Then hustle for that hustle.
So tell me, what’s your hustle?