GREAT NEWS! I GOT THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN MY LOCAL RINK, O'BRIEN GROUP ARENA.
I am absolutely excited and I can't wait for my first shift. It's not the position I originally applied for, which is Ice Ambassador, however, I've been assigned to the cafe instead, and I don't mind. Bonus is I get to learn how to make coffee! The fancy coffee art - OMG! I really hope little old anime/manga artist in me will help me nail them fancy coffee art. I love coffee, but I never really thought about actually learning how to work as a barista. I imagine it's a little nerve-racking when you're under pressure and you're rushing to make them as orders pile up (hence, you may not have the time for coffee art unless it's presented in a mug), but that's the job, and I gotta work with it~
Just yesterday, I came in to sign the paperwork to make me an official employee there. Ahhh...acceptance-into-the-job-paperwork....always the most fun part about finding a job. It was quite funny actually, my reaction afterwards. The venue manager I met with to sign the papers lead me to the change rooms to fit me my new uniform. After recording down the uniform I'm keeping, he left me in the hockey change rooms and the moment he left, wearing my brand new uniform, I did the most strangest of victory dances. I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT.
I'll see you guys, not only as a regular figure skater at the rink, but now also your Igloo Cafe server.
Happy skating~! <3
Mara Isabel Santos. 19 years old. Currently in Freeskate 4 working on Preliminary. :)