|The view from the deck|
I got a job! The second week we were here, I applied for 16 jobs. 16 jobs! Out of those, I got 4 interview requests. I was on the verge of accepting a job at Macy's, a place I dreaded working, when I made a final, all-out effort to get the job I really wanted, barista. I applied online, went in and talked to the working baristas, called the store manager. I was persistent! And it paid off.
The local grocery store has a Starbucks kiosk inside that my sister and I get drinks from when my family is here on vacation. We joked that it would be a good place to work: close to the house, coffee, and a discount on groceries. Lo and behold, there was a job opening and long story short, I got it. The interview was barely a minute long, I was hired based on my resume. Imagine that! The next day, I was training. The day after that, I was behind the counter wearing my green apron and black Starbucks hat.
I have been working a few weeks now and I love my job. I enjoy greeting customers and chatting with them. I enjoy the challenge of being on bar and making the drinks. I clean and even take out trash, no problem. The other baristas are all younger than me and female, love that, too. We have a good time working in the kiosk. Isn't that what you want to be able to say about your job? It all seems unreal to me. I'm so thankful to have this job at a place a I love.
|Cooling off after our first walk in WA|
This is a gorgeous area. I wake up to the tide in the bay and Mt. Rainier in the distance. I watch the clouds racing past. By 10pm it is barely dark, plenty of daylight to soak in after work. The pace of life is slower, a big adjustment. Life is good.