I have a full-time software job and it's pleasant. The people are great, flexible schedule, solid 40-45 hours, close to getting promoted.
Over the past few years, I've been chasing the indie hacker lifestyle on the weekends. Sometime low effort ideas, a saas product that never got off the ground, art work that I made $5 from (which is the only profit I've made from my endevors).
Fortunately for me, I enjoy working on software teams. For now as an individual contributor. Maybe a people/team manager in the future. There's a stable ladder for me to climb and relative stability for now (compared to a few years ago which sparked my interest in running my own software business).
I'm also interested in the time being with machine learning and how it can be applied in healthcare. I'm in a unique position where my partner is doing a PhD and I think it would be fun to build something together in the future.
Maybe my weeknight and weekend indie hacker project should take a pause. Maybe now is the time for me to build more expertise for something grander in the future. I also just want to be a damn better software engineer.
How is your Saturday evening?