What I’ve learnt from volunteering: the reward of money is not what makes working enjoyable. It is the environment and those you are working with that provides joy.
On a side note: I wish people realised that “you had to be there” before they told the story.
I do not remember ever having a gender as a child. I never identified with girl, I barely identified as human - just living. It was not until I became self-conscious and aware of my body differences (started popping out curves here there and everywhere) that I identified Woman.