Life never works out the way you think it will. Yet somehow it all works out.
When I knew that I was coming here and chose to take a gap year to work and travel, I did a speciality coffee barista course so that it would be easier to find a job at first. I met someone who had connections around the states in high-end coffee shops who assured me he could connect me with people around the country.
So I came here thinking I was going to be making speciality coffee around the country this year. But when you have family in New Jersey it changes a lot.
I don’t have a clue how I’d afford to live anywhere and have to pay rent at this point, but I’ll get there. If you told me a year ago that I’d be working as an assistant manager at an independent theater in Asbury Park, have already left a part-time job because it was too overwhelming, and am now trying to pick up extra work just to get by between paychecks; no ways in hell would I believe you.
Living in America isn’t easy. It’s very expensive. But hopefully it will all be worth it one day ♡