I just applied for a job. It's part time, seasonal, and would just get thrown into the mix of all the other part time gigs I piece together for work these days. What's different about this job is that it's completely unrelated to music. I have spent the last few evenings reworking my résumé and writing a cover letter. In it, I attempt to explain how all the skills I've accrued studying, teaching and writing about music my entire adult life are relevant to this other kind of work. The job doesn't pay particularly well and isn't very many hours per week, but it's in a field I'm really passionate about, and I know I'd be good at it.
So wish me luck, would you?