Both. I have been playing for pay since I was 17. I'm 57 now. Music was a full time career for about 6 years, but the economics of it and the professional jerks in the biz made it a point to try to suck the joy out of it. And while I needed to make decent money, what we often had to do for it was not what I wanted to do. I had met a truly wonderful woman at the time, and I tried to pinpoint the important stuff for me. I really wanted to be a good husband and father at some point, and being on the road is not great for that. Married, full time job, kids, playing music on the weekends----that would be ideal. So I quit the band, got a degree, got married, got a career. Did a lot of sub gigs and eventually ended up in another band. So, 33 years now married and 25 years in the same band. I LOVE playing music. It has been a gift that saved and then helped focus my life.