I always thought that 'work' was only 'work' when you didn't like what you were doing. Some might define it as when you earn money for what you do.
For the first definition:- I hardly ever 'work' at anything I don't like doing. So in this sense, I retired from'work' many years ago and have been quite busy enjoying life ever since.
For the second definition :- I am paid money for: 'caring' in a variety of different forms, writing, gardening, and all sorts of 'odd-jobs'for all sorts of 'odd' people.
However, philosophically, I like to think of myself as a 'salesman' - selling 'kindness, care and consideration'. It really doesn't matter what practical things I do for people, my paid 'work' comes via personal recommendation because people like to have me around for company. Some days I do nothing much but listen and be kind to people. Some might label this as 'therapy'/life-coaching,psychology or some other such fancy title. I like to think of it as just being a 'friend'. I suppose, because I get paid for what I do, I could claim to be a 'professional friend'. But that sounds too much like a prostitute without the sex.
I would always recommend to others, when they try to find employment, that they look for things that they'like' doing, rather than worry about how much they might get paid, or how long they work. For, if they like what they are doing, it won't feel like work.