This week was pretty momentous for me. It was my last official week as a bartender, although it still doesn't feel real. I've been in the restaurant industry for about six and half years now, so it's basically all I've ever known. From my start at Hooters (yup I used to be a Hooter girl, weird I know) to the end at the fabulous Kangaroo and Kiwi, who knew this is where I would end up? On the path into the health and wellness field. Pretty opposite of the bar industry. Although walking away from the financial security of bartending (you can make quite a bit of money!) is unnerving, it is time to take my life in another direction. I am so thankful for all that the industry has allowed me to do and taught me along the way though. I worked through college, saved enough to live in Australia for 9 months, came back, had a job waiting, and then got to travel for months at a time every year following. How many jobs allow you to do that?! Just pick up and explore the world. I wouldn't change a thing. Bartending allowed me to travel, and travel has given me so much perspective and experience. I will forever be thankful.
I loved where I was working, and my co-workers were (and still are) absolutely fabulous! For anyone who has been in the restaurant industry you know how much drama can be involved, but not at the Kangaroo & Kiwi. Everyone is a family and always there to help each other. It was such a great work environment, and a super fun pub! I'm sort of sad that I found such a great place to work during this time when I decided to make a career change. I may pick up a shift here and there, I don't want to say good-bye completely! It makes me so happy this part of my life could end on such a positive note though.
Out with the old and in with the new. This week I will be teaching my first official Yoga Sculpt class at CorePower. I'm terrified and excited! I know this is what I've been training for and I need to just dive in because that first time is always the hardest, but there is a part of me that wants to put it off a little bit longer. Got to rip the bandaid off fast and quick I guess. So I'm in the process of making a playlist, which is a lot more work than I had anticipated.
What music gets you pumped up? What would you want to hear in a class? I would love to hear your ideas! Tera