Are you familiar with ikigai? It’s an Okinawan concept that best translates as something like “reason for being.” It’s often used to describe that perfect job that is fulfilling, meaningful, and satisfying.
In Japan, though, the idea has also been used to justify too much time spent working, potentially contributing to the once-infamous karoshi, death by overwork, because, like most tools, it can be misused.
So if you’re looking to find something that really fits who you are, check out the ikigai diagram, and fill in your ideas in each circle. But don’t forget about work-life balance, and take time off at least twice a year! (I take a 3-day weekend every month, as well as some longer breaks, but those are mostly for travel, and I’m sure not doing that much these days.)