I know you are right because I just retired from nearly 4 decades of getting paid a lot of money for pursuing my favorite hobby. If it isn’t fun the first month then it’s probably the wrong thing! Ironically it eventually stopped being fun and I left the life long career… and new am having an absolute blast pursuing 4 side gigs part-time. Life 2.0 is just as much fun as my first career was and it pays pretty well too. If you know yourself well enough you can find work you love.