Hobby as a job has its downsides

Sat, Dec 10, 2022 One-minute read

Hobby as a job has its downsides

When I was in the army my mental stimulation hobby was coding. I’d work odd hours, sometimes away for weeks at a time with no downtime. So whenever I could I would be coding up something. This process was hugely rewarding to me.

Now that my day job is coding, and my hobby is coding it’s less rewarding.

Not in a bad way - I still love getting home to work on my stuff. Instead in a way that I now know how hard it can be to build something from start to finish, and to maintain it. It makes me less keen on building things that maybe a few years ago I would of jumped at. This means I’m giving up things that I’d otherwise do simply because my hobby is also my job. At least that’s how I see it.


#rant #life