There is always some drudgery in *anything* you do, no matter how passionate you may be about doing it. Having said that, I will say I'm extremely lucky to have found my calling. Software development, to me, is the perfect profession. It's creative, every problem is unique, and after 40 years I still look forward to going to work. 🙂
I'll say this to anyone considering any career. If you don't love it, live it, breathe it, dream about it, then perhaps you should reconsider. Too often people fall into something and think "eh, it pays the bills".
That, in my opinion, is a tragedy. Be it computer related, person related, service related, or military, do what you love, throw yourself into it body and soul. Those who feel privileged to do what they do are among the happiest among us. Passion powers greatness, whether a private greatness or one acknowledged by the world.
Don't let anyone else dictate your choice in this, no more than you would let someone else pick your spouse.