Ralph Waldo Emerson says it best:
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
I read your response earlier last week and wanted to say thank you for the note of reassurance. You are correct in your assumptions — I am very young. Too young to not want to work IMHO. I enjoy having something to care about, to be passionate about, to contribute to. But as you said, the important part is finding balance and making it work for me and the life I want.