I think my sensitivity stems from people thinking I sit around all day doing nothing. Granted, there are those days where I just lounge, but most days are jammed packed. I ghostwrite for many people, I work on my own projects, I am studying for the GRE(a story for another day), and because people think I have free time- I end up doing errands for those who are at work.
To me being unemployed has its perks, I make my own schedule, I do what I like, I exercise, I relax, but I think there is such a thing as being too relaxed. Having many side hustles has its downsides. The number one downside is that income is not guaranteed nor is it consistent; I get paid when there is work. If no one needs work, I don't get paid. I don't get paid, I get stressed.
My goal is to turn all my side hustles into something that is guaranteed. Then I think I will agree with all those who think I have the life. To me having the life, is doing what you love, when you want to, how you want to, and getting paid for it (consistently).
Should I be annoyed or grateful?