I’m in it totally for the fun. Sure I try to do the best job I can for myself and my band mates but I’ve never even considered a career as a professional musician. I have no plans to record tracks for others’ recordings or even post YouTube videos of myself doing drum covers.
If it quit being fun I’d find something else that was.
Serious musician? Pretty much opposite of everything I do...LOL
I enjoy playing drums, have so for the past 30 odd years, but after High School and tinkering around with DCI, I joined the working force, had a family, other hobbies, etc... Now I just diddle around in a cover band and show up, stick my tongue out at drunk people and air guitar during small breaks in the drumming during songs.
But seriously... I don't know how serious you could call me. I've been playing for over 30 years in one form or another. I help teach high school band as a side job after college and drum corps and consider myself pretty serious rudimentally but I don't play drum set in public. I just hack around in my basement wishing I was better at drumset than I really am.