Nope. I’m quite happy with where my art is skill-wise, and I love drawing troll dicks. I made $1400 off of the few commissions I did last month on top of my usual salary and my freelance work. Does that constitute as menial? IDK. Subjective I suppose.
And I am really happy for my peers who are doing very well in whatever creative endeavors they’ve decided to pursue. They’ve worked hard and I am cheering for them every day, and they’re only further motivation to pursue my own creative goals.