While some of NETs are really pursuing teaching as a career there are still many who are still trying to make sense of things and finding our way.
I think it would be good to start a thread about why some NETs are really trying to pursue (music, film, design, art, business, etc.)
What are some side projects/ventures are you working on at the same time as teaching?
Also for those who are struggling to regain passion for your side projects/ventures here is a quote that I hope you would find encouraging.
"Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, itís just not that good. Itís trying to be good, it has potential, but itís not. But your taste, the thing that got you into the game, is still killer. And your taste is why your work disappoints you. A lot of people never get past this phase, they quit. Most people I know who do interesting, creative work went through years of this. We know our work doesnít have this special thing that we want it to have. We all go through this. And if you are just starting out or you are still in this phase, you gotta know its normal and the most important thing you can do is do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline so that every week you will finish one story. It is only by going through a volume of work that you will close that gap, and your work will be as good as your ambitions. And I took longer to figure out how to do this than anyone Iíve ever met. Itís gonna take awhile. Itís normal to take awhile. Youíve just gotta fight your way through."
Everyone should listen to "This American Life"