I think it's good to keep busy and have diversified interests. Working 9-5 pays the bills and having a job that it fun and interesting makes it less difficult to get up every day. Having hobbies and interests outside of a day job gives people a chance to get to know you better and share some of your interests.
A quick check of synonyms of the word "life" comes back with the following alternate words........
I think this sums up the word life quite well. At any given moment in life this may be how we are living or it may be an mental outlook. Life is not always pretty or presented in a nice neat box and it's full of ups and downs but one thing life has in common for everyone is that we are all still alive and breathing. How we live the life we are given is up to us and while we hope everyone lives a good life we are never free from the consequences of the decisions we make....both good and not so good. I've apparently chosen to be scatterbrained and dabble in a bit of everything. The squirrel will always side track me lol.