I guess I have no excuse other than I really didn't give a shit. I know I have a website, I know I'm supposed to update it and all. Hell I even pay for it every month and keep saying to myself- I'll do it later. Well I guess later is finally now.
It has been one hell of a year! SO many things have changed in my life yet surprisingly I am still at the same job. Still serving tables- but everything around me has evolved.
I spent much of time and energy over the past year studying, researching and investing into cryptocurrencies and I was rewarded greatly. I was lucky enough to be there before the big rush and be able to position myself to profit on the masses buying into this space. I took a few vacations and was even able to help out my friends and family with some of that money.
My obsession came at a cost however. I am no longer with the girlfriend that I was with for over 2 years. The one who was also a server at a local place- living the same daily struggle that I was, and still am. The one who saw me create ServerLyf and was there to support me all along. I became so intensely involved in my work and writing that I completely neglected my personal relationship with her and many of my other responsibilities.
I was not unproductive, in a literary sense, and continued to write throughout the entire year. I took things in a different direction and began to write about cryptocurrencies- Bitcoin specifically. While in the back of my mind I was continually thinking about topics I could write and post here, I focused mainly on my other passions. I just came back from my yearly Vegas trip and have been spending a tremendous amount of time and energy playing and studying the game as well.
As far as my restaurant is concerned it has been PURE CHAOS. Where I left off last I was describing how things were slowly falling apart. It has only gotten worse over the past year to the point where people are completely fed up with the situation and everyone is always casting the blame on other people. "It's the manager's fault" or "It's corporate's fault" or "It's so and so's fault". Nobody wants to step up and accept the blame in order to move on and create a more productive environment. The workplace has frankly become toxic...
At least several times a week I ask myself "WHY THE HELL DID I CHOOSE THIS PROFESSION?!" There are no real benefits other than the short term ones- short hours, getting paid daily, and (somewhat) flexible schedules. In the long term you get a worn out body, alcoholism and a general hatred for humanity. You would not believe how pretentious and entitled some people can be, and this includes the SERVERS.
The money is good- and I mean DAMN GOOD. So I keep my mouth shut, for the most part, and just do as good of a job as I can and get paid. It takes care of the ridiculous rent where I live and covers my car payment and student loans each month.
I intend on opening up a merch shop pretty soon so I can do shirts, pens, wine keys and other stuff for servers so stay tuned for an update (EVENTUALLY)!