I looked at my diary. I've recently started recording my time spent doing stuff (and not doing stuff) and I've always been under the impression that my day job (as a web designer/tutor) has always been at loggerheads with my passion (filmmaking). I don't think I'm the first creative person to have anxiety over this.
However, according to time, it seemed that the opposite was the case.
Out of 5 work days last week, I spent;
- 2.5 days working on my screenplay with Phil
- 1 day collating the information necessary for a SPAAmart application
- 1 full day doing websites and
- 0.5 days tutoring (or as I like see it - sharing knowledge acquired from above)
Try doing it. Record your hours for a week (or minutes if you're a lawyer) and see what the passion Vs. day job ratio is.