Court Reporting and Captioning

Am I fulfilled at work?

There’s so many facets to life
More than the sum of its parts.
I know I don’t want my vocation
to be the only definition
of my innate worth,
of my contribution
to the collective whole.

The French refuse to be 
defined by their profession
and I am inspired.
But I can’t deny that what I do
My job, my career
has thrived and brought me riches,
Internal and external rewards:
Recognition
Journeys
Challenges
Joy and pain.

And I could never
stand before you 
Here today without
that vocation.
I possess a rare skillset
And I am proud for all
of my accomplishments.

Even now as guardian of the record,
As the silent witness
As laws in the books
are test driven in daily life.
To be front and center 
of someone retelling 
their darkest hour,
their fears replayed.
And I am honored to be
Entrusted.
It is a gift.

Or in my previous career,
To help someone who cannot hear
take an active role
and participate 
And even the playing field.
My skills cannot be underestimated.

Am I fulfilled?
Yes.
Do I wish for things to be different?
At times, of course, I do.
The many facets of my life
do not revolve on
my ability to bring home
a paycheck.

Although, with utmost gratitude,
I must recognize that 
my current position has
given me a routine,
a steady schedule 
with space to reflect
and create these words to you.


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