Difficult choices are a common aspect of life, and this is true for so many situations—especially choosing your career. You may find yourself ten years deep into a career you thought was right for you, only to decide one day that you want to pursue something new. If that happens, you may be in a situation where you need to juggle two careers simultaneously—but is that even possible?
One Thing At a Time
Ideally, you’d love to start your new career right away and focus all your time on that. But the reality is that careers rarely often work that way, because you need to work your way up the ladder. In the meantime, you still need to make money, which is why you continue to work at your old job for a temporary period until you can find full time success with your new one.
Time Management Is Key
This is definitely something you can do, as long as you know how to manage your time. The key word here is compartmentalization. When you work on your old career, remind yourself that’s it’s only temporary. If you’re struggling with your new career, remember that things take time. You may have to make a few sacrifices on the side in order to balance these two careers, but eventually it’ll all pay off in the end.