Doing something that much that requires that level of commitment can wear very thin.
I know because I did worship music for 12 years.
The last 6 were in a big box evangelical joint that had a Saturday night service and 3 back-to-back Sunday services.
They ran 2 worship teams because they couldn't find one single group of people who would do that every weekend.
As it is, this schedule completely dominated my life for 6 years.
Ruined every other weekend. Took precious time away from being with my growing boys.
One frosty February Sunday the parking lot was covered in ice.
I had a Fender HRD, a guitar, and a duffelbag full of odds and ends I used to set up to carry in from the car.
I made the mistake of parking a couple rows closer to the door than usual.
The pastor sent one of his minions around during the second Sunday service to tell me to move my car.
"So those who arrive late can park closer."
I finished out the weekend, packed my gear, and never returned.
And that's WITHOUT all the hours of driving you describe.
Good news is I went from that to being a Scout leader for my boys' troop for 9 years.
Got to enjoy life more, spend time with the kids, etc.
So yeah, no matter how much fun it is, it can get wearisome after a while.
I hear you !
I did sound board work for a church that did the same three services on Sundays and that also included weddings & teen services on Friday nights. I was constantly having issues with the youth music director that no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get it through his head the proper way to sing into a microphone !
I was paid a small fee for my work and felt under-appreciated for all of my personal time I was giving up.
I finally gave i up and was glad I did !