Growing up all I wanted to do was program video games. I spent decades learning to code and in the end I wish I'd spent that time learning to draw or make music. Oh well.
Got back into making games thanks to Pico8. The limitations of the system really put a fence around what I can make and therefore, limit me from starting a project too big to ever finish - the bane of the hobbyist.
Basically play my games for a good time, not for a long time.