Work is easy to define. It's not just your job, it's everything you do that takes any sort of effort. It's cooking, being in a relationship, being a Christian, serving others, exercising, etc.
You've heard people who love their jobs say they've never worked in their life; I don't believe work is limited to doing things you dislike.
Right now, I work a lot. 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. I'm employed full-time somewhere, but I also have my 365 work (Youtube Channel, Instagram, this blog) Why do I bother spending so much time with those? I want to master them, they are the tools of our time.
Am I just some stupid kid spending too much time in social media? At this point, I believe I'd be stupid not to spend so much time in it. Yes, I enjoy photography, video, and social media, but really it's a way I can use my talents far beyond what I ever could. You wonder why everyone is a photographer now? Technology made it easier for people to get out there and do something that they never could. We live in 2016, and you could argue that a camera is the most powerful tool you could possibly use in this day and age.
Do I work too much? I don't believe that age 24, it's possible to work too much. This is the time I should be working more than ever; working is learning, mastering something so you can better serve and help others to the best of your ability. You're not really good at too much right out of college, and for me, I panicked when I realized I spend 16 years of my life sitting in classrooms actually doing nothing.
I have to work to be patient.
I have to work to be a good husband.
I have to work to go for a run.
I have to work to get up early enough to write stuff like this.
I found that once I trained my brain to get out of that 9-5 headspace and be "on" all the time, life greatly improved. Life isn't 9-5, life is 24/7/365. (366 this year)