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

Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA

By Sequoia Bey

Self Proclaimed ice cream kween, Sequoia Bey is living it up in Los Angeles with her cat, Edgar. When she's not working or writing , she's either online window shopping or catching up on her shows.

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