Sorry for having not posted for so long. Got a bit lazy... But now it has reached a point where I got too many mails and calls from people who wonder how I am, whether I got depressed and how my life and career is going. So I guess I will continue to blog, although it might be a little less frequent than in the past.
For some people blogging is a form of psychotheray, and I guess it has been the case for me some times as well. So take it as a good sign when there are not many posts ;) Since the return from vacation, my life has only taken positive developments. Three people have left the restaurant, among them two I didn't really like, and the guy who scared me, and was verbally very aggressive with me was eventually fired. So I am now the 2nd most experienced in the brigade, and I can feel a real difference. Since September I like going to work actually ! I am no longer the slowest, I know what to do when, and I suddenly feel competent, and for the first time it is no longer weired to me to say that I am a cook. I am so proud of myself, that I stayed, now I earn all the benefit of my patience and occasional suffering. And following my request my work contract has been changed to a 4 day work week, so I have now Thursday, Friday and Saturday off.
The plan is to use the free time to start spending more time on my project, learn more skills that are required to run a restaurant, for example tomorrow, on my official day off, I will start working in the "front of the house", meaning start to learn about service.
I also use the increased time off to get back part of the life that I had before, and not just live to cook for someone else. So I started taking Saxophone lessons again, I go to a Pilates studio (thanks to Kate's inspiration), go swimming again regularly, and maybe because of all of this positive changes and new energy there is even some romance coming back into my life, well only potentially. At the moment still requires eating a lot of Crepes, but that is a different story, probably for a different blog ;)