If you were born after 1980, you will probably be intimately familiar with the 'slashie' style career.
If you are a little older and/or don't know what a slashie is, here's a definition from this article (see what I did there, with the slash?):
While some yogis want to teach yoga full time - we gave you hints for how to do that last week - yogis are quite often slashies. We tend to be creative, free-spirited types and get satisfaction from doing lots of things. It's a way to nurture different parts of your intellect and personality, and this style of work is on the rise in modern service-based economies.
We think that's OK. Or maybe even awesome! I often tell people who are starting out on yoga teacher training that this is a really desirable starting point, and even end point. You don't have to be a full-time yoga teacher unless you really want to! You are giving yourself options.
Lots of our amazing team work this way, for example:
Karen is an economist/financial educator/CPA/yoga teacher/massage therapist. AND co-owner of mm...yoga! Crazy workload, right? She loves it:
And these three lovelies are slashies too. Left to right:
Another reason being a slashie can work so well is this: you get the satisfaction of a career change without a full, life-upheaving, transformation.
I did it for a while myself, before I became a full time yoga teacher. (And now yoga teacher/business owner. Ha! Couldn't resist.)
What about you? Do you work this way or hope to? I'd love to hear!