Where in March I said, 'A professional may be paid or they may not be paid.' (I'll admit it now, that was naive comment.) By October I was learning to accept 'my truth' of what a professional is.
As a professional, there is not much more you can do than, be professional. Sometimes its an unenviable circle.
The word 'professional' and its meaning has been on my mind recently. It occurred to me that the word ‘professional’ is an umbrella word that encapsulates a number of different values, all of which combine together to form what is an unconscious understanding of this most innocuous of words.