In the introduction to Working, Studs Terkel, a radio interviewer before a book writer, describes his work precisely the same way I'd describe mine:
I find some delight in my job as a radio braodcaster. I'm able to set my own pace, my own standards, and determine for myself the substance of each program. Some days are more sunny than others, some hours less astonishing than I'd hoped for; my occasional slovenliness infuriates me … but it is, for better or worse, in my hands. I'd like to believe I'm the old-time cobbler, making the whole shoe. Though my weeekends go by soon enough, I look toward Monday without a sigh.
Luckiest man in the world, he.