I am happy to report that I have finally returned to the wonderful world of work! I went from having no job to having two awesome ones. I feel really lucky to have snagged spots in two charming and diverse quintessential San Francisco restaurants. They both represent distinct SF neighborhoods; they both have really delicious food made out of seasonal, local, and sustainable ingredients; they both get me out of the house and save me from my Netflix addiction; and they both provide me with a paycheck, so I'm really excited to once again be among the employed.
Interestingly enough, on my first day, at both jobs, the power went out. Keep in mind, these were two separate parts of the city on two separate days. It was weird enough the first time, but when it happened again, I had to wonder.
I decided to take it as a sign of good luck. I am really happy to be working at these independent places with good vibes, as far as I can tell so far.
I feel completely affirmed that I am heading in the right direction. Things are working out, and I'm trying to remember to give myself credit and be a part of that. Things are working out because I am believing that they will, because I am recognizing that I deserve to have what I want, and because I am gaining confidence and seeking out the types of people, places, and opportunities I want to be surrounded by.
I feel ready to work hard in order to continue playing harder. I certainly still have the work to live not live to work mentality, but I have a little bit of catching up to do. It's all good. I'm excited about my new schedule because I feel like it will leave plenty of time to do what I love best: be with friends, write, and be with friends while writing.
Things were a little dim for a while, but now, I can see the light.