A lot has changed lately, but I guess that was bound to happen when I decided to be completely honest with myself.
Two weeks ago, I made a decision. While I won’t discuss that decision just yet, I will say it pushed me to make choices I would’ve hesitated to make otherwise. After speaking to a bunch of people I knew, one of them connected me to a waitressing job.
I work for a catering hall in Manhattan. It’s a short-term gig to help me save money, but so far, there are things about it I really like.
For starters, I work with an array of characters. I should probably change their names and tell you about them. Maybe I will! Then, there’s also the fact that I get to meet new people every single day – which is a writer’s dream come true! Inspiration abounds, yet I’ve taken some time off of writing to really submerge myself in the experiences. Truth is, though, last night I realized it’s easy to get distracted, to let a break become a permanent thing. Also, I missed blogging, so I figured it was time to share.
While most people fail to think much of catering jobs, I believe this is an excellent opportunity to network my a** off! I’m ordering my new business cards this week, since I rebranded not too long ago.
Last week, I offered Adriana Lima champagne. Christy Turlington was in the same room. I met an up and coming designer, received two dresses, and had the opportunity to chat with a fellow Latina who works for Forbes. There’s no telling who I’ll meet this week, or next.
I find that most artists have at one point or another waited. There are plenty of artists where I work!
Have you ever been a waiter or waitress? What was the experience like for you? Any cool stories?