On December 18, 2014, I graduated with a Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Cape Town, having completed my major in Management Studies. It was a challenging experience for the most part, having been a waitress and hostess through my entire university career, but it has taught me that nothing good comes easy and that perseverance can fully get you through anything your heart wishes and desires. Alongside that I have learnt great time management, self responsibility and most importantly, I have learnt to be my own person. One little life lesson that I feel especially privileged to have gained insight into is that good manners get you far in life: Having studied in the field of commerce I would often have tests and assignments due and having made the commitment to work 3 or 4 shifts a week the stress would try to get me down, but then I'd have work that evening and so I'd have to keep my worries to myself, cheer myself up and remain consistent in my manners and behaviour so that I could be my best for my customers as is the required role for anyone working in the service industry; Treating customers with the utmost respect and hospitality leaves an impressionable mark and makes the customer feel particularly special. This then, in most cases, guarantees happy customers, and happy customers reward with good tip. And so, ultimately, I have learnt that being nice to others is something we do not only for them but for our own well-being as well.
A little more about myself: I am a freak of nature. I take any and every chance I get to submerge myself in the beauty that is the outdoor life - cycling for one or two hours at a time through my surrounding home areas, learning to skateboard, spending time with friends or a good book on the beach, or heading up the mountain early morning are my ideas of time well spent. I am a sucker for honesty, because it is the bases for a respectful foundation between people, and I admire hard work in others because it teaches me to push myself beyond limits.
I am outgoing, energetic, honest, trustworthy and polite - all thanks to my mom who has taught me the importance of self value.
As for my future: I am looking for a busy job for the coming year to help me save up for travels. I do not know yet which field of work I would like to invest in, but with time comes knowledge, and within a few years ,I believe, I will be able to learn more about who I am not and what I do not like so as to becoming closer to knowing who I am and what exactly I enjoy doing with my time. For the time being, one thing I do know is that I love working with people and I thoroughly enjoy waitressing so I will continue to do what I love and that is being a waitress.
Thank you for taking the time to read up a little about who I am.