This weekend I made the decision to quit my job. For those four months of working at a coffee shop, I realized many things. The 9 to 5 job lifestyle isn’t for me, but working is. College students go through too much struggle to pay off loans, live their life, while trying to further their education. Customers aren’t just customers, they are people with vibrant stories just stopping by to continue writing it. I would rather be surrounded by positive people and experience life.
The greatest thing I learned during these four months was that money is not everything. The paychecks were nice, the missed celebrations, lost study time, and saying no to many opportunities were not. Four months ago, I was desperately looking for a job to pay off sorority dues and maintain the lifestyle that I desperately wanted to continue to live. I lost all motivation to live my life and move forward. Every minute of my life was dedicated to a job that kept me from growing towards my goals. I did not want the 9 to 5, clock in/clock out lifestyle anymore. “I quit.” The two greatest words that I have ever said at that moment. Free and ready to work smarter.
— A wise customer
Something always brings me back to you.
It never takes too long.
No matter what I say or do I’ll still feel you here
‘till the moment I’m gone.
You hold me without touch.
You keep me without chains.
I never wanted anything so much than to drown in your love
And not feel your rain.
Set me free, leave me be.
I don’t want to fall another moment into your gravity.
Here I am and I stand so tall, just the way I’m supposed to be.
But you’re on to me and all over me.
You loved me ‘cause I’m fragile.
When I thought that I was strong.
But you touch me for a little while
And all my fragile strength is gone.
I live here on my knees as I try to make you see
That you’re everything I think I need here on the ground.
But you’re neither friend nor foe though I can’t seem to let you go.
The one thing that I still know is that you’re keeping me down,
You’re keeping me down
Something always brings me back to you,
It never takes too long
— Gravity-Sara Bareilles
We can last forever
Come on baby hold on to me
Won’t you hold on to me