Many people feel under pressure to give up the day job and follow their heart but that’s not always possible when you have dependants or debts to pay.
Following your passions is definitely the right route but there are many ways to do this which don’t involve complete overwhelm or getting into financial difficulty.
Similarly, doing a job you hate and falling into the “suffer now, enjoy later” category is not the way to go.
So what is the answer?
Integrate in a way that feels right to you. Work and life can’t be separate. This might mean maintaining a career that you enjoy and and that also gives you the ability to follow your passions. It may mean going all out and creating a career around your passions. What it definitely means is having time to do what you love.
What it definitely doesn’t mean is spending all day working at a job you hate with a few hours pursuing your interests in the evening.