Making something as demanding as a comic as a hobby has been very beneficial for me as of the moment.
For starters I've gotten more used to meeting deadlines without the actual danger of losing my job or something if I'm not successful enough and fail to meet them.
In college we have some projects from time to time, but none of them has been as difficult to have ready on time than this x'D (I lost my buffer long ago so now I gotta ink and color the page to be released every week, it's an interesting race x'D luckily I have sketches ready so it's not too bad).
I've also (I hope) learnt to deal a bit better with the feeling of disappointment. At the beginning it was kinda harsh to see almost no one was reading despite all the effort I put and all that. Again, it was just disappointment, it was not dread about not being able to pay my bills x'D it's been like a training for being able to deal better with the harsh future that's to come (?)
There's also the reassurance that I can make the comic as true to the idea I envision in my head as I want, not having to worry about meeting x person's expectations or demands. I'm sure this would change if reaching a broad audience was a need for me
All in all, I've been having a blast. I can experiment as much as I need and take my time to improve. I don't have to be as harsh on myself as I would be if my job was on the line. It's been the best decision I've made this year (well, besides starting listening to panic!at the Disco lmao)