If money were out of the equation, would you still work? If yes, why, and how much? If not, what would you do with your free time?
I’m retired, and I wouldn’t work, in the sense of “for someone else” if the pay was through the roof. I have enjoyed being able to read when I want to, write when I want to, go to bed when I want to, none of them dependent on another person or responsibility. But I will say that writing, though a labor of love, can sometimes feel like work. I try to set aside time every day to write or edit. I would rather write, but the other needs to be done, and that is where the work comes in.
As a writer, I rarely have “free” time. If I’m not at a medical appointment or something at the Burlington Writers Workshop, I’m usually home at or near my computer. I bought a new recliner in March, but it doesn’t get nearly as much use as the old one, now that I’m writing. So no, I won’t work at a job, but I will work at an avocation!