Home Life,  Me,  Mental Health

…And Part Time Barista

Well constant in life is change. I have enjoyed being home full time in the past year. I have needed this time to look after my mental health. I still have leaps and bounds to go but I have to move on to the next phase.

After years and years of sitting behind a desk, in an office. After years of full time work that I felt on my shoulders, that came home with me in my guts and my heart and in my joints, I knew I could not go back to that. I needed real change and genuine work life balance. I want a job that allows me to still be a pseudo house wife, writer, photographer.

Enter Starbucks! I will be honest I struggled a little bit. It’s a big change of pace at almost 45 years old. The work is a lot more physical, long hours on my feet. Most if not all my co-workers would be a lot younger than I am. I’m not afraid of hard work but I know I will have to work twice as hard to keep up. But it’s different, it’s interesting, I am told the benefits are good not to mention delicious. The fit felt good so, I took the leap.

I finished my first week of training this week. I am officially a GREEN BEAN. I was correct, the work is physically hard but I have been sleeping so well! I love my team. They have welcomed me with such warmth. I’m not very good yet but one day I will be so I am being gentle with myself. I think this is going to be a good change for me and for our little family.

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