I am working as a dog walker this fall. I love it. It’s a good time for thinking, a good head space to be in. I walk around, the weather is wonderful, and I spend all of my time with dogs.
Ask me again in December, but I’m pretty sure this is the perfect side job for a writer. Dogs make very few mental demands when you walk them. It’s all physical and it frees up all of this glorious time to spend in my own head.