I spent my 20's changing college majors, dropping out, going back, changing careers, etc. all in order to "make money doing what I love." It was a long process, but ultimately, I found myself working a job doing something that I enjoyed. Once it became "work" though, I started to enjoy it less and less. Now, I am bored and unhappy at my job, but it pays well enough for me to raise a family. Side note: we found out yesterday that my wife is pregnant with our first child.
As stated above, work is an unavoidable cross that is a result of Original Sin.