This first half of the year, I've notice that a lot of the staff at my college have work, and they also have a hobby that is "unrelated" to that work. Say, as an example, an electrician has a hobby of building metal figures, a grass mower has a hobby of painting art, and a biology professor is a jewelry designer/maker. Of these instances, the hobbies aren't part of their job, but I am fascinated by the time devoted outside of work for these creations.
So I am curious, how common is it to have both hobbies and work aligned? And how many here have them aligned?
For those that don't, why not? Does the hobby make little to no money?
All input would help me understand/differentiate work and hobby (it seems what I have been striving for is that sweet spot between both work and hobby.)
I do have some guessing of what I might end up becoming, but I've said that with the last 3 or so careers that I was also thinking about. All three of those career also involved a little bit of the hobbies I've actually enjoyed (though was not sure whether it would make a good work environment or not.)