The Joy of Creating
Don't Forget the Joy
I believe whole-heartedly there's significance in doing what you love, but I've heard people say that when you start getting paid to do what you love, it loses something. There's a sentiment that the thing which used to be a source of serenity is now simply work. I suppose there's some truth to that.
For me, music used to be a hobby. It was a way to unwind. I would play classical pieces I had memorized to de-stress. But when music became my job, I had to find another hobby. I had to find another means of checking out mentally. A lot of my friends find this to be true. When my friend Josh wants to turn off his mind from work and editing, he cooks. I have a couple quadcopters I like to fly. And crash. And fix.
So no, I don't tell people my hobby is music anymore. But that doesn't mean I've lost the joy of creating. Why would I want to do it for a living if I don't still love it? Don't let familiarity turn off your passion. It's a bad idea for your relationships and it's a bad idea for your job. If you need a break take one. If you need to take time to find the joy of creating again, it's time well-spent.