That highly controversial and (so) frequently thought-provoking blogger Penelope Trunk, had this to say in her most recent blog post: "Here’s how you figure out what to do next in your career: you line up all the stuff you like to do and you figure out which one will pay best."
It's very reality-check, in a way your parents would be when talking to you. Key points:
"Have you been writing songs since you were five years old and you cannot imagine living if you don’t write songs? You can still write them. At your house, after work."
And she goes on to say, "If you’re not making time to do it regularly unpaid, then you probably don’t love it..."
"And since you don’t have anything that’s making you feel like you’re gonna die if you don’t do it, go get a job in a cube and stop complaining."
It's certainly worth reading. It's very well-written for one. And maybe she's right. But I kind of hope she isn't... It really stings from someone who is still avoiding the cube (but somehow finding herself in her very own home cube).