As a multi-passionate person, I struggle with exactly what you discuss here: the delicate balance between mastery/depth and variety.

Recently, I had an epiphany of sorts: I needed to better solve for the “switching costs” involved when skipping back and forth between creative pursuits.

As an example, I drew up a quick checklist to reference when picking up my film camera for the first time in awhile: what’s the best YouTube link that reminds me how to load film? And how should I meter one type of film versus another?

Creating a quick resource for each medium means I spend less time relearning the technical basics of a pursuit I haven’t practiced recently, and can quickly get back into the work of actually creating stuff.

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