hey folks. I'm a senior in college, set to graduate in May. I had plans to attend graduate school for a Ph.D in Sociology (I'm a sociology/political science dual major), but the more I look into it, the less this seems like a viable path to take. The academic job market totally sucks, and I can't imagine spending 5-7 years in grad school to find myself unemployed. So I'm gonna graduate, and I don't know what's gonna happen after that. It's kind of scary. I have an original rock band that gigs weekly, but the money I get from that definitely isn't enough to live on, even if I stay living at home for a while like I am now. I want a full time day job, but a lot of my friends who have already graduated and gone off into the working world have no lives outside of work. Their jobs are their lives. They are up at 6:30 for work, work in a cubicle all day doing stuff they hate, get home around 6:30pm, and are too tired to do anything after work. Being a gigging musician, that just won't work for me - I'm not ready to be a slave to my job at age 22. I know a lot of you have found ways to strike a balance between music and your career. How do you do it? What kinds of careers/fields are good for this?