The most important work I have is being a great parent. Everything else I do is in support of that goal. And if my writing is offensive to a potential employer, I hope they Google me before hiring me and upsetting a lot of my life with unnecessary drama.
Start a business. You can start a t-shirt business online with zero dollars using Cafe Press. You can learn more about marketing, merchandising, social media, advertising, and commerce by simply doing it. You may not make any money on your t-shirt business, but the first rule of Technology Ventures still applies, “Everyone needs a good t-shirt.” Get good at t-shirts. Get good at online. Get good at expressing your ideas and communicating that “message” to others. (It will be a fantastic resume discussion point.)