The professional shows up on all the days

Not just on game day or the first day of practice. Not just when she feels like it, and not just when she’s not hungover.

The professional shows up on all the days. She puts her blazer on at 8 a.m. every morning; or she writes a thousand words of her latest novel; or she kneels in the pew; or she squats in the gym. She shows up. On all the days. Even when it’s impossible.

Satan whispers to her: she hears, but she does not listen.