Pay or no pay? Union or no union? There's nothing wrong with working for free. Is it making you happy? 'Amateur' means 'to act out of love' after all! If you decide to work only for pay, be content, but realize there may be limitations. When you join a union, you further limit some options - but also find new opportunities. Choose wisely & feel free to change your mind, but don't regret deciding to be amateur, professional, or union-affiliated. All are options you can make work for YOU!