I tow the line that it is and at the same time, everything we love eventually gets tested. It's our decision whether we'll reinvent it or ourselves. Like any marriage or long term relationship, a career or job needs to be shaken up every now and then to keep it fresh, alive, fun and engaging.
Loving your work will morph at different levels of your career. Whether you're a corporate employee, own your own business or have been an artist, the stages below still seem to apply.