I find myself really struggling with this, I've been a graphic designer for years now, but of course my passion is music, so I've decided to put my focus there... wondering how the two could mix. I suppose I can use it to promote my music, but I still love graphics, just not as much as music. And, graphics is more "practical", music is "a dream".
I always wondered if my knowledge from one field helped me in another, completely un-related field. Would my problem-solving from graphics result in different approaches to song-writing.
Steve if you're reading this, I'm sure you know the phrase "jack of all trades master of none". You talk a lot about skill, and how it should be developed. If you spread yourself out, isn't your skill development in one area naturally going to suffer since it gets less attention?