I have several writing friends. Mostly those who blog. They talk about saving money, about couponing, about their kids, and about crafts they're doing at home - they talk about things that fill their lives. They enjoy it - I can see that. But each of them has come to me at some point and gone "I so didn't want to write today." Or "I so didn't have time to write today." Or "Jeez I hate blogging." They enjoy it but they don't seem to LOVE it.
Its not a requirement to love your job - hell most people won't ever love their job, they'll wake up they'll go to work, they'll do their job, they'll come home and talk about how much they hate their job. I have to believe that most people just tolerate their jobs because I rarely hear people talking about how much they love their job.
When you are passionate about something it shows. Your thoughts wander to it - even at inopportune times. Suddenly time seems to magically appear for when you get to do that activity.
As I said, I have several writing friends. Amongst them is a man who has been writing for years. He loves it, he is passionate about it, I wish I could italicize that. He is PASSIONATE about it, he LOVES it. He still goes to a boring job and sits down and calls people to set appointments, but he never talks about that - he talks about writing. He talks about his screenplay, his story, his idea.
I believe that is true happiness. Being passionate about something so much it helps you get through the rest of your day. You dig through the junk to find the treasure.
If you are a true writer, if you are doing this because of a passion then I believe that some day it will pay off. Someday it will work to your advantage. :) Hopefully that someday for me is soon.