One of the worst effects of turning my love for web development into a full time job is that by the time I get home, I no longer have the time or energy to pursue my own projects.
I always knew that it would happen, but I never suspected that it would happen so soon or so severely. I used to spend at least half of my day working on my own projects or just learning something new to improve my skills. But nowadays by the time I get home there is hardly any time left to do anything. What’s worst is that I am so wiped out by my work, I don’t even want to work on anything else.
I place blame on the repetitiveness and requirement driven cycles of work life. I also blame the deadlines and schedules dictated by a structured work environment.
But don’t get me wrong, I still love what I do and there aren’t many things I would rather be doing. I just wished that there is a way to balance the requirements of work life, with my creative spirit.