Before this goes any further, there is something you absolutely MUST know about me. I’m not very good at being honest about my feelings when it counts so be proud, alright?
I, Rahat Mahrukh William, am exTREMELY lazy. really.
As much as I work my ass of at my wonderful job at the s-bucks, I just really, really, REALLY enjoy being lazy. Like, sitting on the couch for hours, drinking coffee, flipping channels, watching movies, catching up on what’s been DVR’d, and the like. Honestly, I could do it for days. Well… I’m sure it would get boring if I really did do it for days, but still. I cherish that time.
At 24, I feel like I should be waking up every morning with the desire to really make something of myself, to put my creativity to good use, to change the world! But I just can’t help it sometimes! I love sitting around! and the problem is, I think it is just because I have yet to BE inspired. To feel what everyone else feels when they’re on the start of that wonderful journey to something amazing. You know how this all started spinning around in my head? I was driving home, and listening to Ben Howard (my latest musical obsesh, check him out PLEASE) and even though I was SO ready to crash, I took the long way home, just so that I could keep listening to his song “Keep Your Head Up”. The windows were open, no one was on the roads, the words he was singing just made me feel like he totally GOT me, you know? It was perfect.
So that lead my brain to, “how does someone get inspired to write something so beautiful?” and “when will I be able to make something that really has an impact on someone’s life like this?”
Which brought me to that ever-nagging thought of “I need to find a job that inspires me.” And I really do. And I swear on my love for my family (which is a lot), I am ridiculously grateful for my job. Starbucks has lead me to so many fantastic friendships, both with partners and customers, that I could never have gained in any other place. I’ve grown up there. A LOT. Really, it is a great company to work for, and I have FUN there. But I want to be challenged. After graduation I had no idea what I wanted to do, where I wanted to take my career, so I just didn’t try. Thankfully, I am past that now. I love making coffee. (seriously.) I just need to grow. I’m sitting here on the sidelines watching all of my friends make these fabulous changes in their lives, watching them moving forward, and I want that. I need it! I am desperate for something to inspire me. For the chance to make a difference in a life, and I mean more so than the perfect latte to start someone’s day. (cause I am already an expert at that. duh.)
I still am not 100% certain as to what direction I’d like to go. But I’m ready to start.