There is a time for everything. As with when to start a thing, one must know when to end it.
My main side income during medical school revolved around watching a gym and personal training on the weekends. A couple months ago, I had to quit that opportunity to pursue a visiting medical student rotation in a different city. It was sad to see my side hustle go, but I had to look at the big picture. Certainly passing up an opportunity to visit a potential residency and work there for a month would be a bad idea. The doors my visiting medical student rotation opened were far greater than I thought that they would be.
Fast forward to now, I have interviewed at said program and will be ranking them as my #1 pick for residency. It is quite possible they would have never invited me to interview if I did not spend a month there.
The lesson is that you have to know when to call it quits. I have been blessed with many opportunities, like most of you. It is my responsibility to discern which opportunities are the priority, and which will just remain a temporary hobby or pastime.
What am I doing for work right now? Not a whole lot to be honest! I am about to start back up on my last 2.5 months of rotations before GRADUATION (MD time!) and I am applying for some temp jobs through MedDocLive for the time that I have off between rotations and residency. One thing that I have really enjoyed during this time off is the extra time to read up on financial topics, learn more about investing in the stock market (I use the app Robinhood for no-fee trading), and reading Dave Ramsey's book "Total Money Makeover." Although the principles in the book seem simple, it's always a good idea to review the fundamentals!