"Make your hobby your vocation and you'll never work a day in your life"
Sounds right, doesn't it?
I've decided it 'aint.
Because when you turn your hobby into your job, both are diminished - ie you lose twice.
I've (finally) come to the conclusion that work is work and pleasure is pleasure and it's best to keep them that way.
That's not to say work can't be enjoyable - of course it can. But the thing that really feeds your soul, the thing you would always do for free, keep it unstained by money and obligation to others. Once those two things enter, everything changes in my experience.