I know from hearing your stories that there is no more fulfilling thing than to actually be paid for doing what you love (and would willingly do for nothing!). Such is where I find myself since Prana first opened it doors. I am blessed.
Every day is a unique opportunity
In a perfect world, all of us would find joy and satisfaction in our work no matter how humble. A friend of mine was once employed as a hotel waitress… as a young woman and new migrant to Australia she sometimes struggled to pay the bills.
But here’s the thing: she took to take great pride in making ‘her’ hotel guests feel at home. Little acts of kindness came her way (one couple inviting her and her son to holiday with them in Albany). Occasions like this would not have happened if she had not looked beyond ‘waitressing’ and found the simple joy in being good at what you do. So it is for me. Every day is a unique opportunity to give all I have.
A bond of mutual trust and understanding
In this profession, the days pass swiftly and each client brings their own uniqueness, their own ‘issues’ and conditions. I love the challenge it presents to tune into their character, to listen to their concerns and bring out the best in their natural physical characteristics.
Invariably, it is an emotional experience… we have shared not only a respectful physical closeness but, sometimes, very personal things spoken in the knowledge that there is a bond of mutual trust and understanding.
As clients leave the salon, I watch as they smile and laugh at Agnelo’s wicked humour – there is a new found joie de vivre, a spring in their step and I see that once again I have been blessed. Everything I have done that day has been worthwhile and I am once again grateful.
Why do I love my job? Because it is not a job at all!