Ask me why I work so much


Why do you work so much? This is a question that I am asked far too often. Because I work two jobs, I rarely have any time to spend at home just for myself. Though a valid question it may be, I never had a solid answer of why I work so much that will please people. Through much thought and consideration over the question, “why do you work so much?a�� I finally conjured up an answer that I decided satisfied the question: college. The college I am currently hoping to attend costs more than the average school, so therefore any extra dollar I earn can help me to be successful in going there. But I’m also seventeen– I need to live.

Even though I want to work to make money so I can have the opportunity to live my life the way I want, I still find myself thinking about hanging out with friends and waking up after 7:30 am on a Saturday morning. I think about having a night off where I don’t have to interact with strangers and serve coffee or food. I dream about being able to sit by the fire in my house, do my homework without having to worry about going to bed too late, sipping my own cup of coffee, and just relaxing. I don’t know how much longer I can fathom the fact that I feel like the restaurant I work in is more of my home than my actual house– I certainly spend more time there. I don’t want to continue feeling like waking up at 6:45 am for school is sleeping in due to the 6:00 am shifts I work at Biggby on Saturdays.

I’m happy working at Roadhouse because my coworkers are like a second family. Some of my very best friends are people that I have met through working there. I can’t imagine quitting because I would miss talking about everything in my life to my work friends and spending an extra hour in the back room on accident because I was having so much fun. I love working at Biggby because I love coffee, and I love making other people happy through coffee. Even though the early mornings are not ideal, it is a small price to pay for the good moods that feel when I am there.

So ask me again why I work so much, and I’ll tell you. I’ll tell you about my life goals, my early mornings and late nights, and my best friends. Even though I may moan and groan about having to go to work, I know that I have the option of quitting at any time. Nothing is holding me there. But here I am, working almost every day and just living my life. For me, going to work at Cascade Roadhouse isn’t just going to my job, it’s like going to hang out with all my friends and make money while doing it. I work so much because I want to.