Important news flash here: You can have overlapping vocations.
I know, I know. Crazy right?
This is true in both the formal and informal sense.
Informally, we all wear many different hats that identify us.
Formally, we can have more than one “job.”
- My grandfather was a rancher and worked for U.S. Customs.
- Jon Saddington is a successful blogger and serial entrepreneur.
- Ryan Holiday is a prominent writer and owns a marketing consulting firm.
- Elon Musk is going to space, making cars, building underground tunnels, and computers that attach to your brain.
You are not stuck in one thing.
You can be good at more than one thing!
You can own part of a small oil company, be successful in real estate, and have a salaried job too.
A tormented genius sees himself as an isolated individual, laboring to satisfy his own personal needs. I look at myself as a part of several communities that form a whole network of overlapping vocations. I am an author, but also a husband to my wife, a father to my children, a grandfather to my grandchildren, a rancher in a small community of ranchers, a member of a church, and a citizen of the United States.
-John Erickson, Story Craft (Amazon)