Month: July 2019


A book called The Leap Process: the side hustler’s guide to getting the life of your dreams and creating a life you love! by Jess Kuemmerlin uses the phrase “side hustle”.

  • A side hustle isn’t meant to be your primary income.
  • A side hustle is a freelance independent gig where no one else can pull the plug.
  • You can have more than one side hustle.
  • A side hustle is an asset and ought to be something you love.

A side hustle is that gap between where you are and achieving your dreams.

My primary income is from my transcription business. More on that in later posts, with an overview of the three women who are part of Kenna McKinnon & Associates.

My side hustle is my books.

What about you? Do you plan to retire to a tropical island and write your way to fame and the gold at the end of the writing rainbow?

My plan goes something like this:

Move to Penticton, British Columbia for two months during the brutalist time of the Edmonton winters.

Write on the beaches and stay in a cheap condo for rent during December and January.

Move back home for the temperate summers and my friends here.


As an entrepreneur and author in her seventies, I wear many tuques (the Canadian version of a winter hat)!

Probably it would be hard but not impossible to get a job outside of the home. An interesting and kind young chiropractor has expressed interest in hiring me on a part-time basis, as suggested, as a sort of nurse to see patients to his office, clean up, and other tasks different from my usual life. He asked me to keep in touch and if I’m not being hornswaggled by this young fellow, then perhaps in the fall a situation might arise.

Good health and fitness rewards me for living a healthy life, as well as genes from my octagenarian mother who died in 2006 at 91.

With the professor’s permission, I’m going to include a link to a groundbreaking research study on ageism in future posts.

My talented graphic designer, Jennifer Johnson of JennJ Designs, provided a few outstanding ads for my transcription business, which runs hand in hand with writing books for a living.

If you’re a professor or graduate student on a tight budget, there are special rates available at Kenna McKinnon & Associates, a Canadian and worldwide transcription company. Initially, we were strictly medical transcriptionists. We love doctors, dentists, and nurses, and all health personnel!

See what you think at www.KennaMcKinnon.com.