| ||Ask HN: Is it too much to work AND play with tech?|
26 points by dannyism 66 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 34 comments |
|After years of coding on and off as a hobby, I'm starting to gain enough skill that it's tempting to apply for a job in tech. However, one major fear is that burnout from work will kill my motivation to follow my true passions. I have some very specific projects in mind (related to music production / sound synthesis, if anyone cares to know), and they mean a lot more to me than money ever will. I already suffer from some RSI symptoms due to the amount of time I spend working with my desktop workstation at home, which makes me doubly cautious.|
Has anyone else faced similar challenges? Is it feasible or advisable to simultaneously balance work and hobbies in software engineering?
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