That's one thing I like about my job. I really hear some stories, let me tell you. It's surprising to me how much people share. Maybe I just have that kind of "talk to me" face, ha!
I also like:
- being expected somewhere, *having* to get out of the house
- being busy...I don't stand still for pretty much the entire time I'm there
- the flexibility, HUGE plus for my non-committal personality (says the wife of 17 years and mother of 3 -- ha! ha!). But seriously, I'm not tethered, which leads to...
- the honesty of it...I don't have to pretend I give a shit about anything remotely in the future. I just bring people their food in a really nice atmosphere. Right then and there. That's it.
- nobody's life depends on it. I'm not curing cancer, it's not rocket science. I have absolutely no delusions of grandeur. If anything, I'm continuosly amused that I know how to do it. Yet it's so simple, how could I not? But it can get hectic, so, wow!, how cool that I can manage it. Which leads to...
- my favorite practice: mindfulness. I can't think of much else when I'm there, I'm too busy DOING. So, I'm present when I'm there and when I'm not, I'm SO NOT. Which is, oddly enough, incredibly freeing.
Someday I might have to "grow up" and make a more meaningful contribution to our family's finances as I have in the (very distant) past but right now? I'm raising my children. I can make no greater contribution nor could I, in good conscience, ask for a morsel more.