Side Hustling for Working Adults takes a humorous exploration of the frustrations of active duty military life. It doesn’t capture the heroism of the rare few who make it to Hollywood. It instead shares the story of the nameless, faceless masses, struggling with alcoholism, car problems, divorce, money problems, parenting, suicide, and women.
The book illustrates the small ways, on the job, in which we take back time for ourselves. And finally, how our search for fulfillment, for meaning, journeys beyond the job. For some, while still appreciating and respecting all that service has provided, the journey now points to a new chapter.
Namely, a side hustle. To break one’s dependence on the day job. But even that becomes a fight. So how do we manage? Work, family, sleep, self-care. How do we make the most of what’s left? Or do we just surrender? Settle for less? Some of us have already succeeded past that. And there’s no need to struggle alone or to recreate the wheel.