Tonight I went to a work event where the artistic team introduced the next show. It was a small but fun event for staff, board members and special VIPs. Hearing the director talk about the play reminded me of why I work in the theater. Coming home from our amazing anniversary trip and going right into an intense week at work totally focused on a major fundraising event (the gala) had me feeling a little blue about my job. I love the company but am not working in an artistic capacity most of the time. Yet hearing him speak about the play reminded me that everything I do raises money that this company needs to do the work I love. I may not have the direct artistic impact now that I would like to have, but I am still contributing and working hard for theater I believe in.