Well you might say "Why do you volunteer for all these meetings when you don't get paid"? Sometimes I ask myself this question but the knowledge I gain from others and the fellowship made with others that I have met and now call friends makes it worth while. I get to hear speakers that I never would have heard if I was not involved.
So, I suggest to you, look at ways you can volunteer your time to serve others in your profession and you will be rewarded!
Oh, my oldest grandson and I went hunting last Saturday and we cut a Christmas Tree off our property and it is now decorated. You always have to make time for the things that are most important.