So I blogged a couple months ago about changing my career path and being a dog trainer. I freaking love it and I'm good at it. I have a reputation that is spreading and, for once, it's actually good! The hardest part though, is that I spend about 35-40 hours a week standing/walking and it's not always easy. My previous job, while EXTREMELY difficult mentally, had almost no physical demands. I don't want to say I'm struggling with being on my feet (foot) that long, but I will say that it's pretty rough sometimes. I'm good at ignoring pain. My amputation is not the worst injury I've had in my life, and it's rare that I ever have much pain that resulted directly from not having a foot...other than phantom pains, and the occasional poorly fitted pros. But standing up, and walking, for sometimes 9 hours a day, seems to be taking a toll...to a point where it's hard to ignore, even by a professional like myself. I've broken my right foot several times and it's not the most reliable piece of equipment I have on my body either, so I can't let it take a lot of the duty, because I'll end up with stress fractures again, or if I'm lucky, just some pain.
So, it's rough physically, at times, but I love the job so much, and I'm so happy, I'm planning on gutting it out. Anyone have any inspiring words I can use to motive myself when I wake up and am limping like drunken caveman before 9 hours of rasslin' with dogs?