I ended up taking time off from all of my hobbies when my son was born. All of my equipment: brewing, surfing, biking, all of it, got shelved for about a year.
Aside from a few pieces of tubing, it all dusted right off and went back into service, now more than ever. I actually brew more now than I ever did; and not hitting the exact temp or volume seems to bother me a lot less than before. Sometimes taking the break can make it that much more fun to come back to. The bulk of the expensive equipment will last a life time, so the breaks aren’t so bad.