As you’ve probably noticed by now, it’s September. September. It used to be the 7th month of the year for the Romans (septem = seven in Latin) but for us, it’s the 9th month of the year. Wow. For those of you who are following along at home, that means I’ve been in Florida 8+ months, depending on where you start counting. I’ve been working at a local tea shop for 7+ months. Wow again. 2014 is flying by! At least for me.
To recap for any new blog followers (or for those of you who are fuzzy on the deets since it’s been awhile since I posted), my original plan was to drive with my dog from my house in LA to visit my parents in Florida for Christmas. And then drive us back to LA. That plan got scrapped on a whim when I got an opportunity to work at a tea shop in South Florida and learn the biz firsthand. That would give me a leg up when I started my own tea business back in LA. Now we were onto Plan B: work and learn the tea biz in Florida for 6(ish) months. So I flew to LA, packed up my house, put everything in storage, and jetted back to South Florida.
Over time, Plan B gradually evolved into Plan C: stay in Florida permanently and open up my own tea shop here. Close enough to my family, but far enough to not compete with my current boss. I would do my 6 months at her shop and manage the place while she and her family took a European vacation. During those 6 months, I would come up with a plan, establish myself in South Florida, and start my own business shortly thereafter.
Well, guess what. My boss came back from her European adventures over a month ago, and I’m still working at her shop. The good news is I love my job. I still love tea! I love helping customers! I’m looking forward to doing it in my own place!! The bad news is I’m not earning enough to provide the capital for starting up my own tea shop. Let alone to move out of my dad’s house and get an apartment. I really thought I’d have it all figured out by now. So much for Plan C.
So. I guess we’re caught up now. The other good news is that I’ve got a Plan D I’m excited about.* Stay tuned and I’ll share it with you next week.
In the meantime, have a great weekend!!
*Sorry I ended a sentence with a preposition. Bad grammar nerd!