Two roads diverged in the woods and I wasn’t creative enough to find a third.
Okay, Robert Frost never said that, but I’m saying it now.
The dichotomy is always false. When presented with two options, seek to combine them and find the best of both.
“Do something you love, or do something that makes a lot of money,” is common advice. But you don’t have to choose one of these things. You can do something you love that also makes good money. Create another option. It’s not going to be an easy path, but it’s going to be worth it.
There is always a middle road, you just need to get creative to find it.