The last lattes, the last milk dregs, coffee stains.
The last laughs behind the counter, the last pages of this chapter.
My heart is full for store #4095,
the most kick ass team I’ve known.
You taught me love.
Love is double-barring. Love is delivering a drink.
Love is asking “how are you?”
Love is touch when everything isn’t okay.
Love is… believing in me.
Love is listening to me vent about
the careless spill
the self-entitled that raised their voice
the impatient that threw their change
Thank you, thank you for teaching me
impatience is ugly,
blandness is boring,
skinny is empty.
Bitters in does not have to mean bitters throughout.
To the regulars, the familiar face,
the staple in a sea of shuffling souls
We shared countless sleepy smiles of caffeinated camaraderie
Pervading brevity, conversations evade
A flashing wink sneaks in
the indelible, fleeting moments stained in, permanently.
Lastly, the supernovas whose energy is inspiring nurturing
sharing through sonder
but in and out because
life goes on.
So my friends, this is not a good-bye just a
see you soon
This was originally posted on social media accounts February 2016. It was a momentous leave for me as I said good bye to a community that I grew a lot with, and good bye to a regular pay check for the first time, haha. I took a gap year in school and spent three months in the Philippines with family and travelling to Thailand, Indonesia and Singapore.