Is work getting in the way for you? It is for most of us....It reminds me of a quote from the Dalai Lama that I ran across as a sig line-
When asked what surprised him most about humanity the Dalai Lama answered:
"Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as though he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."
One way out- Retirement if you can figure out how, it sounds like a great time. Here is a thread on retirement that is a great read- and something to look forward to.