Sunday, March 23, 2014

Plans “at eight”

at eight Yesterday in the evening I was working at the restaurant at eight. It is a very nice and fancy one on the Ring here in Vienna. Arriving there at 4pm and getting started with preparing everything for our dining guests reminded me of my big dream again. You need to know that I never quite knew what I wanted to do with my life. Sure there are some major points on my life-long to-do list (and yes I do have something like that – OCD says hello) like doing some volunteer work in Africa, learn how to surf and sail, travelling to a bazillion places, etc. But of course I was also thinking about what I could do for a living one day. Let me tell you, I don’t know any other person who had that many dream jobs than I did. From becoming an astronaut, to being a flute teacher, to opening my very own travel agency, to earn my money with working as an architect, to studying medicine and becoming a neurosurgeon.
When I was 18 I decided to not study medicine but rather start with a solid BA in business admin. That’s something I will need for pretty much every Master that sounds interesting to me. Now I narrowed it down to Plan A, B and C. Plan A is to work in the field of transport and logistics management preferably at big and busy airports. Plan B is not yet fully developed but it is going in the creative direction of photography and interior design. And Plan C is having my very own restaurant and/ or eight 3
Coming back from where I started: working at this adorable restaurant yesterday made me think about my future again. I love working in gastronomy: the thrill you get when things are getting busy, the smile you receive from happy customers, the joking with your co-workers especially with the chefs and of course all the delicious food!!! The only thing that scares me from making Plan C to Plan A is the fact that lots of restaurants don’t do very well and sooner or later they go bankrupt. Sure it is important to hold on to your dreams and to do what you truly love but in my case I decided to open a restaurant or small hotel when I am no longer financially dependent from the profits. In my opinion that can save you from starting hating your dream come eight 2
Even though the at eight is very nice and I can absolutely recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a good place to have a fancy dinner. Nice atmosphere, great interior, friendly service and of course amazing food!! For my taste a little too exquisite and quiet. Eating is a celebration and the best thing to do is to share it with friends, family, etc. That’s the reason why I love Rolf’s Kök in Stockholm so much. But more about my favorite restaurant a little later next week!rolfskök
Have a great Sunday, peeps!!

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