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With folks like me on the job from 9 to 5

But it’s more like 9-6.

Last week, I started a FULL TIME 40 HOUR a week job. I’m officially an Administrative Assistant! Which is exactly what I have been looking for. I to work without worrying about hours being cut and my salary fluctuating. I want good benefits but more importantly, I want to be able to pay off my debt and save to have a child in the next few years, and this will take to where I need to be. I will get more into my future plans but first, coffee.

My career as a barista was not by choice but a fluke and I dove into it not once but for 4 years over the span of 6 shops. Coffee isn’t my passion but it is has given me friends and skill that I don’t regret. If I didn’t stick with coffee, I would have met the people in my life from the last two to three years. I genuinely care about coffee including the science and process to make a great espresso, a balanced latte, and even getting the perfect tulip and the bonus: yelling my frustration out with the call of a customer’s name.

I really enjoyed the time I have spent working at various cafes, extremely different from the last but still the same in the practice. I don’t know if I’ll end up back in coffee but knowing that I can drink espresso without making a face and know the difference between a Flat White and Cappucino, it’s a useful skill just in case anything happens or I move back East, something that has been on my mind.

Coffee is a skill that will always stick with me like counting money or bike riding. I don’t regret my experience but at the end of the day, it’s not what I need or what I want to do with my life. In the meantime, I hope I can accomplish some of my goals and see where life takes me.

Next Steps:

Counting down to SF

Giving up ice cream until SF then until my bday (a half pint left)

Thinking of getting a gym membership

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