So it is that time of year again. I have made yet another trip around the sun, my 32nd such trip to be exact. Once again I will briefly discuss the state of things in my life for those who care to pay attention to such things.
In last year’s address I spoke of my promotion to Restaurant General Manager. I am still in the same store and in the same position, and so far outside of a bit of stress related to running a restaurant I am doing quite well. By most measurable standards I am meeting or exceeding expectations. The only real downside to things is the number of hours I am currently working in order to get my team together, but the plan is that all this work on the front end will pay off later once I have the right team in place and I can reclaim my life or some part of it back from my store.
Now that I think about it my life is more or less in much the same place I was a year ago. Still working the same job, still single, and still living with my family. I would like to fix the whole being single thing but I am not a terribly outgoing person and currently have very little time to find someone. I have finally relented and tried some online dating sites, but even there I have little to no success. I do my best to try and not over analyze the situation and just keep plugging away at work to keep busy. Honestly, as much as I complain about the long hours at work I have no idea what I would do with myself if I wasn’t working so much.
If I have one goal for myself it is to try and foster some new relationships with people outside of work. Right now I am spending about 70 hours a week at my store, so in the precious little time I do get to myself the last thing I want to do is be around people and things that remind me of work. Not to mention that it is usually bad news if the boss makes too many friends at work.
With all of that said I realize that I am fortunate to be in the position I am in even if it isn’t always pleasant and is often times exhausting. So here is to all of the people that have helped make me the man I am today and shared in my continuing journey. Cheers!