Haha, spot on, Niharikaa! The 'escape the rat race' crowd wants to completely discredit corporate jobs the same way a guy who gets rejected at a bar says "yeah, I wasn't really interested in her anyway".
The truth is that a corporate job can help you build a number of skills, connections and credibility that you can then use in your creative life. As long as it doesn't squeeze every ounce of energy out of you (which is something I had to learn the hard way).
Well done for diversifying your income while keeping your day job. Very practical way of adjusting to the new concept of a 'career'.