I absolutely love what I do for a living but the long hours and the physical demands of the job can take a toll on the state of my well-being. I have just organized and worked a wedding and dynamic conference back-to-back. If you asked me to spell my name right now I would have difficulty providing that information with any sort of accuracy but the reward I have reaped far outweighs the strenuousness I have endured.
At the end of my arduous days, I feel content in the fact that I have given 110% to, not only give great service to each of these functions but, help create a memory for each of my guests.
Where I feel I should lose energy in the many hours I work, I gain strength from the energy of those around me. This strength does not come from knowing what I am capable of. This strength comes from my perseverance to give my best effort and make sure I represent all of myself and not just part of myself, not only in work but in every aspect of my life.
That is the beauty of my exhaustion. I can sit back and relax knowing that I have given everything I have. I can take solace in the fact that I do my job well. And I can absolutely appreciate when I receive praise for my efforts because I truly feel like I have earned it.
Although my weariness does come at a price, the satisfaction I get from knowing that my efforts positively affected so many others makes that extreme fatigue all that much more bearable and makes me want to do it all over again.