Your job in IT might not be inspiring great passion. But you need something in your life to be passionate about. People with a passion have a reason to get out of bed each morning. Their passion helps them power through adversity, and people with a passion live longer and happier lives.
Dylan Nardini just won Scottish Landscape Photographer of the year. He is not a professional photographer. He has driven a freight train for 28 years, and came to appreciate the wonderful landscape he was driving through. He picked up a camera, and landscape photography became his passion.
As an IT professional, you could contribute to open source projects. Or you could help a local non-profit organization or sports club with their homepage. Or you could volunteer to help people with few computer skills. If you don’t have anything you are passionate about, try some different things until you find your passion.