Passionate about people and places, I sometimes consider myself to be a fly on the wall, simply observing and absorbing the beautiful world around me. I am fascinated by human beings and how we interact with one another as well as our surroundings. I treasure the moments when I can simply sit back and people watch, or stop and stare as ocean waves crash against the shore on a quiet morning.
Maybe this is passion for people, places, and their beauty is what led me to my current life as a hospitality student. Work with people everyday in beautiful locations? Sounds like the ideal career. I am one of the rare few who will admit that I genuinely love serving others. Waitressing at a beautiful marina side restaurant on Cape Cod has been one of my favorite experiences in my young adult life. Everyday I had the opportunity to speak with restaurant guests about their travels, future plans, interests, and food tastes. As a lover of food and travel, I get to live vicariously through the lives of my guests. I literally get paid to converse, have fun, and deliver exceptional food as a gorgeous sun sets over Cape Cod Bay? This is too easy. Granted, waitressing can often be a high stress job resulting in tears and frustration, but when it all flows well, it's the best gig in town.
I have a large supportive network of family & friends that are often suprised by my work schedule. Why do you work so much? You actually like your job? Aren't you overworking yourself?
What they dont understand is that having a job to do, meeting new people and having new experiences is something I need in my life in order to be happy, grow, and prosper. I find great satisfaction in meeting strangers and listening to their stories. New insights and experiences are what gets me out of bed in the morning. Plus, working all those hours really does add up. All those hours allowed me to travel to Italy, Ireland, Spain, Scotland, and across the US to California all within a 5 month period. So yes, I will pick up that shift on Friday night if it means money for a plane ticket or a tank of gas in the middle of Kansas.
I hope my life takes me to beautiful places filled with beautiful people. I know how to work hard and genuinely enjoy doing so. This world is a wildly beautiful place. I am excited for all that my future holds.