Growing up I had one real hobby and it was programming. I was lucky that when I became an adult it was suddenly a skill that was in really high demand.
Through no planning or intentions of my own I landed a really solid career because of the years I spent learning to program.
It’s literally the luckiest thing that can happen to you (trust me). However, since having that luck I’ve struggled to continue to grow.
I think because I never planned or set any intentions to attain that high demand skill I’ve had difficulty dedicating the time to continue to improve. Everything I did was risk free because I did it as a child.
But now that I’m an adult I have to weigh how much time I spend on hobbies, on learning, on hanging, and especially on my income. This is the part that is so foreign for me.
How do I balance this?