I guess my philosophy for enjoying the personal (not work related) part of my life is simple and I apply it to my antique radio hobby, my flying (when I can afford to) and my photography ...

If what you do, you do for other peoples approval, then you'd better be ready for some disappointments, especially if what you do is analogue photography. Ninety-nine percent of the world follows the latest tends (read "digital") and doesn't care what you do and thinks you're stuck in the past.

If you do it for yourself (as I do), then who cares what they think? I don't. I do it for me and I can be both my worst and most lenient critic.

Summary ? .... do it for you ... when you're happy, ignore the rest.