Recently I’ve been in the middle of training at my new job at this coffee shop called It’s A Grind. Once I’m done with my training, I will become the most badass barista this world has ever seen!… Yeah, no, I’ll probably just put my pants on the same as everybody else.
BUT BESIDES THAT… I could not be more excited to be working in a coffee shop. I’m one of those people who just can’t help but read way too much into everything.
To me, coffee shops are a place to relax, lay back, and enjoy everything about everything and everyone. No matter how shitty my day has been or is going to be, stopping by at a coffee shop is just soothing for me. I mean, I guess that’s what they’re there for… they’re a lounge-y type of establishment.
Now hanging at a coffee shop is one things; working at a coffee shop is another. Although I’ve only worked at my job a handful of times, it seems intimidating. You have to memorize how to make dozens of different drinks, be able to think and act fast in the morning, and still be able to look like you haven’t broken a sweat. But I think this new job is intimidating at the surface. Lots of jobs are.
Eventually, if I keep working hard, it’s going to become second nature to me. I’m going to be able to whip up ANY drink, adjust to ANY environment, and still look like nothing happened.
I also feel so, so, SO lucky I was even able to get an INTERVIEW to a coffee shop. Every other coffee shop I’ve applied to, I’ve had to bug a few times. Even THAT wouldn’t work. To be completely honest, I got the interview mostly because some of the barista recognize me as a regular customer, so they put in a good word for me. Now I still think it’s kinda unfair that in today’s world, getting ahead in life mostly depends on WHO you know rather than what you know. But if you have that ability and are able to use those resources, DON’T hesitate.
Working at a coffee will be so liberating compared to my last job, which was at a fast food restaurant. I’d like to call that period of my life “Doing time”.