There is a light and it never goes out... About this time last year I was in a love hate relationship with the bev industry in Berlin.
I could only see an infinite line of underpaid and exploiting jobs before me. I thought one day I would give up, and leave my love for bartending aside to do something else, boring, but more secure for my health and future.
I couldn't find positions that were offering a good work and life balance, quality of life, health, let alone maturing into your career.
I thought: I can still do these jobs now, but what about in 10, 20 years time?
I decided to take whatever job (once more), save up, and leave Berlin when I had enough funds.
Things started to change for me as soon as the prospects of bartending elsewhere appeared in my head.
I began to forgive myself for wanting to be so badly a bartender. Underpaid, overworked, night owl, bartender. I started wanting to be the knowledgeable, well educated, groomed, healthy, balanced being and bartender I dreamt of being when I first picked up a bartending book.
So I picked up another book, and another, keeping the dream alive.
Jobs came and went, and opportunities presented themselves. Great friendships were born over great drams. Many nights and days of blurry delight and smiles. Days when you feel you know it all, days when you could cry thinking how little you actually do know, but most importantly waking up every day eager to learn.
I realized I forgot I wanted to leave the city. By trying to learn as much as I could, I had met many friends that otherwise I wouldn't have, and my path is not as lonely. By knowing everyday a bit more, you are in a better position to ask for something more in exchange of your work, and education keeps our industry healthy.
I decided to be not a bartender of this city, but a bartender of the world.
I love this industry.
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There is a LOT of cake leftover from a fundraiser we ran today - and so tonight's lucky Nightowls attendees will get to sample said sweet delights!
We'll have a tonne o' baked goods behind the DJ booth, with all cake donations split between @cavcancercare and Weston Park Cancer Charity. Let them eat cake!
Saturday sweat sesh!! Week 5 of 8 is over and leg day just about killed me!
Plus we threw in a bonus workout afterwards for a challenge our company put out there called “The Big Sweat”. Time to shower and head out for my nephews 1st birthday party 🎂 👶
I’m currently visiting Joe, one of my best friends, who I have known since college. We have had a lot of fun stateside but also had such a blast the one international trip we took in 2013 to Amsterdam, Athens and Crete.
I’m having a great time in his hometown of Cleveland and we are planning #Eurotrip2 for the #fall of #2019 . Not sure where yet but working on it ✈️ @giopalooza
This pic is from the Eurotrip 2013, one “morning” in Amsterdam. I think it was about 3pm but I found some pancakes which sounded good since I wasn’t up long. 😁 (and yes I had purple highlights for awhile)
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