I’m fortunate to enjoy my job. I hope you do too. Figuring out clever solutions to difficult problems is innately satisfying. However, I’ve always felt a yearning for various hobbies and side projects to augment the gratification I get from my work.
I recently gained some clarity about this yearning: what it is we are looking for, and why it’s important. Hopefully there’s something here that strikes a chord with you, and is of use.