- 60th birthday party Friday night,
- wedding 10 AM Saturday,
- 40th birthday party Saturday night,
- hit a local club after to network and see a buddy spin,
- breakfast and church with family Sunday morning,
- military duty Sunday afternoon,
- "40 hour real job" 7AM-4PM Monday... with a nap in my car at lunch time
- hosted karaoke Monday PM,
- "real job" Tuesday,
- started hosting a new bingo gig at a local restaurant Tuesday night... needed a nap at lunch, but practiced with the bingo software
- slept like a log last night...
- back to real job this morning... way too early
- lunch with wife and one child today
- lunch with other child tomorrow
To the OP, for now, this is my life. I'm still the new guy in this area, so I don't have the name recognition yet that the more established guys have. I keep the "real job" for the stability and benefits (I am the sole bread-winner in our family). The big dog DJ companies in my area call this little Chihuahua DJ when they are over booked because they know I'm hungry and will do a great job for them.
However, I do get exhausted and tired. Sometimes I just want to chill out. Saturday, I had an hour between finishing the wedding, and needing to leave for the 40th birthday. My house was in between, so I went home and played an X-Box 360 shooter. My family was gone for the afternoon, so I cranked up the sound system and relaxed.
What are your goals? I know mine, and that helps when I want to quit DJ-ing. Those goals can help give your extra endurance for that long haul.