How about just... starting a regular IT business?
So that's the truth.
I don't care about money too much. In fact, I don't have TV, I don't have netflix account, I don't have a car, I don't have many clothes.
What I would like to have on the other hand is time. To study mathematics. To learn machine learning and take part in kaggle competitions. To go to the gym almost every day and get buff. To travel, even if flying the cheapest flights and staying in crappy hostels. To take travel photos and publish them on instagram.
Currently I only have time to study mathematics. I gave up on my other passions, because there is simply not enough time when you add social life (I have a girlfriend) and some typical responsibilities, like buying food, cleaning the house, going to the doctor etc...
And I still don't have children, so it will only get worse.
So my main and maybe even only motivation for a side hustle is to potentially save myself time in the future.
But I was thinking recently, that many people here and business people in general claim that they are ridiculously overworked. That "having some time for themselves" is exactly the thing they DON'T have.
So... should I just give up and instead of wasting precious time on side projects should I... simply use it on the things that I ACTUALLY want to do?
In order to get serious about my side project, I would have to give up on studying math. At this point I would have given up on ALL of my interests, with the goal of... having time for that interests.
I feel like I am in catch 22 here and I am not sure what to do. Suggestions?