I absolutely LOVE my job!
I am an oboist, and teach private music lessons...it is, by far, the best job I could ever imagine.
I teach all ages (youngest is 6, oldest is well past retirement), and I get to perform (as a freelance oboist) with a huge variety of incredible and diverse creative talent.
It isn't easy, of course...I am still building my studio, which takes a REALLY long time. And, in order to get enough work but still afford housing, I have to spend 4 days in upstate New York and 3 days in New Jersey (a 6 hour drive) every week.
I certainly cannot complain though...I get to travel, perform, and teach in an ideal setting.
There is something wonderful about going to bed utterly exhausted...and happy to know that you have the priviledge of doing the same thing again the next day!