My story is that I finished my theoretical physics PhD about two years ago and immediately got a postdoc position in another university. Towards the end of my PhD and certainly during my postdoc years I've felt more and more that physics is, after all, not for me. Probably because of this reason, my postdoc has been a rather unproductive one and probably I would even have difficulties finding another position with my current CV. Outside my physics "career", I have a hobby, which is 3D artistry, which I've been doing on and off for many years, but I have never taken it very seriously. Recently, as my motivation to do physics has gone down, I've also become more and more interested in traditional arts like photography and traditional painting, etc. Doing arts (3D or something else) feels at this point like something I would really like to do. I'm not asking if I should go for it or not; I know that it doesn't make much sense "on paper" and I know well that most artists are poor and starving and probably I could have a stabler and more lucrative career by switching to industry with my physics degree. However, I really don't like doing the technical stuff anymore; I don't know what has changed in my brain, because it wasn't always like this, but debugging a bunch of code, looking at equations, etc. feel very boring to me nowadays. Instead, I'm asking if anyone here has, by any chance, gone a similar path? That is, from physics to creative arts (whether it's music, cinema, photography or whatever). I would really like to hear from you. What kind of arts are you doing? Are you working as an independent artist or in a company? How does the reality of your new life compare to your expectations coming from academic physics? Did you find your physics background at all helpful in whatever you are doing? How did you get started initially when you left physics?