I can relate to this post 100%. I think people who don’t feel inspired by their work not only don’t understand why you’d want do it so much, but also subtly feel like pulling you down to their level because your love for your work forces them to look in a mirror that shows they don’t love theirs and aren’t doing anything about it.
p.s. vacations are DEFINITELY work. I feel guilty, anxious, and restless each time.