Introducing ME

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My personal Instagram – Me

You may be wondering what this blog is going to be about and I’ll get to that. First, let me introduce myself – I’m N. I’m 23 years young and am just trying to get by in this crazy thing we to call Life.

To break it down: I currently live in a city with a population of roughly 388,000 people, the same city I completed my undergrad and am currently completing a post-grad in. Five years ago, I moved from a small town and immediately realized what a big city has to offer in terms of opportunities. I was able to use my new experiences gained through education and social gathering as well as the ups and downs that came along, to grow and become the person I am today. It was through these opportunities that I made friends who would ultimately introduce me into the world of serving.

After a friend suggested that I try it out because the job offered both a social aspect as well as the ability to make good money working minimum hours (which was attractive to a busy, poor student like myself), I became a server, and instantly loved it.

Three years later, I’ve worked at many different restaurants both inside and outside the city I currently live in. I have had the opportunity to become not only a server but also a bartender and a manager. It’s safe to say throughout the years and experience I’ve gained within this role,I have learned a lot about the industry, other people and ultimately myself.

I intend to use this blog to showcase the ups and downs the job holds as well as sharing my input on topics such as “tipping” and the concept of “the customer is always right”. I want to discuss how to maintain work relationships while having friendships intertwined – as it can be challenging to differentiate from the two.  I understand, like many young adults just trying to get through their education, how difficult it is to hold a part-time job on top of everything else life throws at you. Through sharing my stories I aim to relate to those who are in the same position, reminding them that although you may sometimes be treated as “just a server” you are much, much more than that.

 

Until next week,

N.