wow, this is a really good question, xxmdogxx1
I worked as studio artist, art teacher, curator, lecturer, secretary, project manager, researcher, conservator. It seems as if I changed my job a lot, but basically, it was always related to art and culture, whether I was producing art, curating exhibitions, or lecturing about it all...
I invested in real estate in the meantime, and that is what gives me a modest security and therefore freedom to do what I want now, which is most of the things I listed above, tbh, as I again plan to work as artist and art teacher, I already work as freelance curator and lecturer, I am secretary (voluntarily) for an association I support, I run my own projects, do the research and write, and the only thing I did not continue to do was art conservation, as I am too sensitive/allergic to most things involved in it.
I understand that this may sound like a lot. I was never able to stay longer on one job, though, I mean on a job where there is a boss and hierarchy...I left jobs a lot. I left, let me see...well, I basically left five jobs, I was let go only from one, and that was not due to the quality of my work, but rather some other, personal matters, and I declined two permanent positions, one of them twice, which is extremely rare here where I live. I enjoy most those jobs that are based around a project, and therefore have a time limit.
Sometimes I am not able to do anything, and it can go on for some time, but then I can do a lot more than most people when I am focused, and that is how it has always been. I have what I guess is called hyperfocus, and I can produce a lot in a short time, from an idea to realization (whether it is writing, art or research), but that is perhaps because I was never certain as to how long do I have until I lose the focus again.
I would also like to know what you guys do...