Category Archives: writing

How’s that for Service?

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American society has molded individuals to believe having a certain job title or holding a certain position within a company determines a person’s educational or personal value. I’m 28 years old and I’ve had many different positions in many different industries. I’ve worked in a crucial position within a local pharmaceutical distribution, an advertising agency, and other jobs post college that have taught me an incredible amount of things but why? Yes, money is the answer, but not anymore. I’m going to continue to work at my dreams of  becoming a writer while I work as a waitress. Yes, a waitress. I’m sorry if that may not be what American culture adopts as a “good” job, but it’s what I do. I work as a waitress and occasional hostess at a local sushi bar in a cute area of Fort Mill, SC called Akahana Asia Bistro.  I love it. The food is amazing, my coworkers and managers are awesome to work with, and it’s cash in hand daily. I may not punch a time clock from 9-5 every day but I work, and I enjoy what I do.

I’ve heard people say that servers are uneducated. That is far from accurate. I have a college degree from a 4 year university. I choose to work as a waitress while I work on my dream of  becoming a self-made freelance writer. Many of my coworkers are working now towards their education. Others are working towards personal goals similar to myself in writing  whether it be music, painting, or management within the restaurant.  It’s not “uneducated” or “stupid” to work hard for something that you truely enjoy doing and you are good at. Too many people in America are working their asses off in “corporate” America just for the simple fact that that’s what society has brainwashed them into thinking that’s what they are suppose to be doing.

The point in this blog is to open your minds up to what you are capable of doing. Don’t conform to society do what you want and love doing in order to get to your dreams.

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Hobby Happiness

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How much time do you actually sit down and take sometime to yourself doing something you truly enjoy?  We all have hobbies. Some of my hobbies include writing, tanning, and hosting parties.

Writing is therapeutic for me. Some people do yoga others take walks to go to clear their mind. My therapy is writing. Nothing helps me get into my zone like writing. There is nothing in particular I write about– just whatever  comes to me at the moment. It is my way of expression. Sometimes I write for an audience but other times I write to meditate or help gather my thoughts.

Sometimes I take my iMac to the pool with me and write by the pool. Which brings me to another one of my favorite things to do–TAN! I know there are many risks in soaking up the UV rays so I do my best to protect my skin. Now that is summer I try to lay out a few hours a week in order to get my much needed Vitamin D intake.

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Sometimes while at the pool I entertain. Summer+parties=AWESOME! My boyfriend Quentin isn’t a fan of sitting out in the sun but if I ask him if he wants to grill at the pool, 9 times out of 10 he agrees. We grill at the pool all of the time! We invite friends and family over at least once a week to grill poolside. Everyone is invited. My favorite item for him to grill is kabobs! We have a system. I put them together (we switch up or veggies and protein every single time) and he grills! It’s a win win situation for us and our guests always LOVE them!

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These are a few of my hobbies. I’m sure yours may very but the point of this blog is to have fun. Tomorrow is not guaranteed. Do things you enjoy. laugh often, and make the most of every day!