I’m a college student studying the social sciences, and I have been a Blender enthusiast since middle school. I’m still an avid supporter of the program and its mission, but I have seen all the time I used to have to learn and experiment with Blender swallowed by my other activities and professional aspirations. For example, I always feel the time I have to use Blender could be better spent on improving my R programming because it’s more in line with my current career path. However, I find that I have much more fun using Blender. As a student, I worry this reality will continue into my career.
For those who have negotiated this balance, what’s your advice?
Are there ways you remain involved within the community without using Blender yourself?