Fun fact! I worked as a Starbucks barista for most of my first year in college. I was 24 years old, newly separated and nearly divorced, and wanted the eff out of the field I’d been working in for the last 5 years (mortgages by day, raver clothing design and party promotion by night,) so I went to post secondary, for the first time.
As you might have guessed, there are a lot of stories between these lines that I haven’t told here yet. Some of them are in my book. Some are in stories to come. Or not. 🤷🏻♀️ To make several very long stories short, I found myself hitting reset in a major way at 24 and Starbucks was a warm place I landed. I loved that job. It was fun and light and physically demanding. Exactly what I needed to ground myself again. And the percs were amazing. Har har har.
While working there I developed an affinity for dark, velvety, aromatic coffee and this blend, especially, always helps me welcome a season of reflection and consideration. Smelling it reminds me of the first time I decided that levelling up was the only path for me. And it always lights the fire to keep it going in the new year too. #starbucks #loveletters #coffee #nothingtoseehere