I’ve written a lot about ambition and how it shaped my life. In hindsight, I think I was ambitious out of spite. I wasn’t really expected to succeed. I reigned back ambition about 12 years ago. Instead of rushing towards advancement, I waited. I learned. I acquired a variety of experience and new skills. IContinue reading “Ambition vs. Time”
Category Archives: Work
It’s been more than ten years since I put myself in a true leadership role. I feel like I have a better handle on it now.
I’m thankful for less angst, less anxiety, for being able to see things in abstract.
I put my shoes on, fill my pockets with a specific assortment of tools and pens…
For those who exercise, the importance of stretching is pretty common knowledge. Stretching helps blood flow, can help prevent injuries, and usually feels pretty good. Muscle memory is also important. When we practice tasks over and over again, they become second nature. Practiced movements become instincts. This was especially true for me when I workedContinue reading “Stretch”
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve worked in an actual restaurant. The last one was Wishbone in Petaluma, a great little farm to table spot. Although the boat was more of a hotel setting, we still did a restaurant style service. Of course, there, the menu changed daily. But now, I’m back in theContinue reading “Restaurant Again”
Life Is What Happens…
…while making other plans. I like to live a lot. I go places, I do things, but I haven’t had much of a home life for many years. Now that I’m working a job that will keep me stationary, I actually can make other plans. Doing guest appearances in your own house has its drawbacks.Continue reading “Life Is What Happens…”
Holding the Line
Burning Man came and went again. I worked Point 1, the service entrance, and had a lot of time to enjoy the scenery and being outdoors. When I returned, I was happy to find my restaurant job offer in San Francisco to be still valid. I started a few days after I got back. ToContinue reading “Holding the Line”
Living a life with less stress was an unexpected upgrade. I wasn’t making tons of money, but I made my bills OK for the most part. I was visiting Canada periodically, working the boat, and working seasonally for Burning Man. It was the beginning of a transient lifestyle. I was still dealing with a lotContinue reading “Upgrade”
And Then I Came Home
I was told that the decision to send me back early had nothing to do with my performance, but a scheduling issue.