I worked my last shift at Starbucks on May 3rd, and surprisingly I don’t miss the job. I tend to get emotionally attached to all things in my life, including my job. I spent five years of my life with Starbucks, but the time had come to say goodbye.
In the last two weeks I’ve been terribly unproductive, and I’ve struggled with all the downtime. I’ve spent far too much time bored eating and not enough time moving my body. Thankfully I leave on Thursday for Yellowstone, where I will be working until October. I have no idea what to expect, but I hope for lots of adventures, new friendships, saying “yes” as often as possible, and a buffalo or two. I squeezed in a couple more hikes before heading off, and officially approve of my new hiking shoes.
I gave them three chances and they passed the test.
The older I get the more I realize how much I struggle with too much downtime, and having my days filled with work and new areas is much needed for me. I don’t know if or when I’ll be blogging, because I won’t be bringing my MacBook, but you can find me on Instagram if you’d like to follow along on my “photograph all the buffalo” journey.
Truth be told I think it will be nice to step away from this space for a while, I hope to come back uplifted and excited for life. The wifi at Yellowstone is spotty making this the perfect opportunity to unplug a bit and truly live in the moment. The next few months will radically challenge my comfort zone, and I couldn’t be more excited for that.
Cheers to a new chapter.