As I was constantly drawing and sketching in my younger years, when the web became a thing I started out curiously in the area of web design and digital art. Pretty natural at the time. However not much time past until I realized that understanding how stuff work, and building things by my self is so much more fun. Ever since, I have shifted over to the side of development. After all it may be that I did not cut the rope on UX and the visual field completely, since I really enjoy the close connection allowed by frontend development and what users are faced and experience.
A lot has happened since the early days of the web, and keep doing so, which is a fun place to be. Frankly, what other industry offers such a pace in new exciting thing to explore and discover?
Otherwise I value the time spent with family and outside activities and sports, where surfing is what occupies my mind the most. This is not Hawaii of cause, but it is absolutely doable, usually in a lot of neoprene.