From the last time that I posted until this very moment I have been extremely busy with life. Let’s be real the key word life is just another word for work, work, work . Unfortunately, the restaurant industry leaves little room for extracurricular activities. Long grueling hours, physically exhausting tasks, standing for at least 8 hours a day, sometimes way longer, eating unhealthy foods or sometimes being so busy you don’t eat at all. One day my pedometer read that I had done 12 miles in a day (walking as well as going up and down stairs). If it sounds like I’m complaining don’t worry I’m not. Believe it or not, I love what I do so, so, so much. But it is important to figure out what works for you, and what makes you happy. With the fact that work is your “life” you better hope that you are content, and if you’re not, then it’s time to make a change.
If you have read some of my previous posts you already know that I am a recent college graduate. Well, I finished my classes a few months early, but my actual graduation is next week!
I never really settled into my first job after college. It didn’t make me happy, and I pretty much knew that from the start, but I kept on working. I stayed for so long for the fear of disappointing others as well as the fear of not being able to pay my bills, we all know a college education isn’t cheap, and loans will be here before I know it.
Two weeks ago I decided to give my two weeks’ notice at my place of employment. I was so unhappy, and I brought my unhappiness home with me, and that is just no way to live. At this point in my life some would think that money would be on the list of things that are most important to me, but most people would be incorrect. The most important thing to me in life right now is my happiness. If for whatever reason I can’t pay my bills I can rely on my family for help, not that I would want to, but there is always that option. You can’t get back your younger years no matter how hard you try, so spend them doing what you love, and being happy. It’s never too late to make a change.
I now intend to devote more of my time to the restaurants that I work at. I am currently fiddling with new menu ideas. Oh, I forgot to mention I have weekends off so I actually get to see the sunlight! And I get my life back!