Re: Your "day" job
I'm in my 37th year as an "Administrative Professional" ... what used to be called a secretary. For the last 5-1/2 years I've worked for a civil engineering/land surveying company where they call me a 'Project Administrator', and pay me rather well for typing, filing, answering phones, keeping them organized and out of trouble ... the actual work is somewhere between babysitting a bunch of 2-year-olds, and herding cats.
I currently have a 27-mile comute, which takes me from 90 mintues to 2-1/2 hours in the morning and over an hour at night ... needless to say, I'm actively looking for a job closer to home.
I've had some great jobs (and some not so great!) in my career ... 3 years for the US Navy as US Project Secretary on the Joint US/UK Sonar Program, which got me a trip to sea on a British Navy ship; and Office Administrator for the company that wrote the training programs for the Navy F-14 Pilots at TopGun, which got me ... uh ... well ... never mind that! (**tee hee**).
My job is merely a sideline to allow me to keep a roof over my head, and food in the pantry. If I could find a way to make a living with the whole 'work' aspect of the thing, I'd be on it in a heartbeat. Work takes up far too much time I'd rather be devoting to things I love and enjoy (such as, oh, say, drumming!).
Don't mess with the little lady drummer!!!