Realia

Real things or actual facts, esp. as distinct from theories about or reactions to them; objective or experiential data.

“realia, n.” OED Online, Oxford University Press, December 2018, www.oed.com/view/Entry/158928. Accessed 4 February 2019.

It used to really bother me when I felt like no one appreciated the work that I did. It still bothers me now. I think I can handle doing stuff for its own sake much better than before.