I've always wondered what mages in Mage: The Awakening do when they are not "adventuring". What's Jane/John Mage Doe's typical day like? Does an average mage have a day job (to earn money to stay alive - shelter, food, whatnot)? ...and so on.
I know this is a broad question, but am looking for a broad, and preferably official answer too - hence my request for an official source (but if there's none like that, I'd gladly read unofficial opinions as well.)
Suppose I do not own any sourcebook other than the MtA core. (If there's an answer for my question in MtA, I've missed it somehow or found it inadequate. Please provide me with page numbers if I'm mistaken.)