For a certain percentage of the state’s population, the next few days mark the start of a new uni semester. Many have already headed back to school, clocked into lectures that make two hours seem like ten, and tutes that even a 15-minute coffee break can’t save. It’s a repetitive slug at times, but the core principle of learning and garnering knowledge is pretty dope. But one thing to note is that the mould—the “go to uni, get a job, get a house etc” mould that is—has pretty much broken for good. I read somewhere that the younger generations are likely to try six jobs before finding a ‘career.’ Even the word career is kind of outdated, it’s not that simple anymore. You really don’t have to pick one thing and be good at that one thing and make money and provide a living of that one thing. You can do a couple of things!
There are heaps of talented artists, many included in the list below, who juggle a day and night kind of lifestyle. I’d argue that the majority of people included below have a few side hustles on the go. With that said, it’s a grand old idea to check out the work they’ve been putting in, the art that has been created, and get a taste of some inspiration that might just make your week a bit more colourful.
And, if you see a uni student asleep on the city loop, maybe just give them a little nudge awake. You never know, it could be me.
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