Been here a while now.
I do software development, and used to be a gamer. Time constraints and social issues have more or less led me out of gaming, despite my desire to continue. The job I keep because it brings in money. I hate development for projects I'm not interested in.
I used to be able to do Japanese translation because I wanted to translate anime and manga for a living. That didn't work out, and it saddens me when I try to read manga these days and don't understand more than a smidgen without having to consult a dictionary. Still, I continue to read manga (mostly pre-translated), but no longer have time to watch anime.
After finding out I couldn't translate for a living, I shot for the video game industry (only the hardest programming industry to get into), before I learned how the workers are treated. I refuse to be treated that poorly.
Instead, I do my own projects, mostly in Android. You can usually see a rough status of the latest mistake
project in my journal, below. These, I am usually happy to be working on, and most of them have to do with getting back into gaming. I'd love to be a game designer.
I also spend too much time online.
Don't we all?