I bartend weddings, graduations, and corporate events to pay for my writing habit.
You learn a lot from people who are starting out, ending or are somewhere in between. The constant at all of these is time.
At all of these events, regardless of the event’s purpose, time is brought up in some form. Whether it’s the time they’ve been with their company, the time they’ll be spending with their new spouse or the end of their journey in the corporate world.
We think of time only when it passes us by or when it’s coming towards in our looks to the future.
We rarely look at time as something to savor or something that we need to harness.
Taking the time to structure our lives in the best possible way to harness the time we have left, because honestly, we never know when we’re out of time.
There is a constant with all of these moments I’ve worked, not just time. Thankfulness.
Thankful to be honored, thankful for family who’s supported them and the rare, thankful for being able to keep going through the hard times.
I make decent money with the events, but it’s the stories people tell about their lives that make the events worth it.
I have coworkers who talk to each other during the speeches while I’m listening intently to them. I cherish the speeches because the time you spend listening is your time, not theirs. You’re using your time to focus on someone else instead of wasting it with idle chatter.