re: Are you a multi-passionate developer? VIEW POST

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I can totally sympathize. I have so many projects on the back burner or only in sketch form in a notebook. Video production and photography is a passion of mine, but I’m also really into making art with electronics and making fine art installations. Developing for the web full time can zap your enthusiasm for sure. There can be a balance though. Time box activities. For instance I give myself at least 1 hour photography time a week and if I get a shot worth editing ensure I fit in another hour for that. Make sure you get enough time to explore your other activities but at the same time don’t force creativity. It’s important to be flexible as well and follow your creative urges, sometimes at the expense of other work or leisure activities.

It is so important to make sure you can take a time out from everything. Go on a trip, live without a computer for a little while. Experience something new to keep life interesting.

It can be hard to give some things up. I recently sold my PS4 for instance so I would have enough time to persue writing and speaking. It’s up to you to prioritize what matters most.

 

I totally understand, I am also a huge fan of photography and used to take my Canon 60D with me everywhere. It's been harder the past few years because I feel like everyone else just uses their phones and I haven't been travelling as much so I feel like my photos aren't as interesting as they used to be. Now I've sort of meandered away from photography more towards making games and writing, but making games is a huge undertaking and hard to balance with other stuff, and I also got a bit burnt out after a few frustrating projects. Now I look back at all these random things I've done and I'm like.. where to go from here?

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