I started to write an entry about how important it is to like what you do, and then I thought about necessity. There are a lot of people out there that are doing jobs because they have to and not because they want to. Consider yourself lucky if you actually like what you do for a living.
When I chose a career I tried to go for something that I would always love and computers it was. Granted, I thought I was going to become a video game programmer but after the recruiter for my college lied about the curriculum I ended up just taking the video game part out.
I have worked in professional environments ever since and I am sad to report that the corporate world is full of nasty people. Professionals are not very professional. I have encountered a lot of people that fold under pressure and resort to high school type of behaviour when faced with a real life situation. At those moments I wonder if blue collar workers deal with this kind of behaviour. Then there is the backstabbing, the get ahead no matter what, the do whatever it takes.
I am left with a lot more questions than answers, but I do know that I have to do something that I love or it becomes very hard to show up to work every single day.