I remember the first drink I made myself when I was first hired at Kaladi Brothers.
And I remember the last drink I made myself, the same natural vanilla English toffee latte, because that day was today.
It's been six years since I first began pulling shots and socializing with customers.
Six years of new faces, new policies, and many beverages being drunk.
It still hasn't really sunk in that I'm done there, for I've said so in the past; however this time, I know that it's officially time to wrap up this chapter and begin a new one.
It's official now that I'm assistant manager at brew@602. I've slowly begun my responsibilities as a part of the 602 team, and I have to say, it's getting rather exciting.
But as with most changes in life, it's bittersweet. It's a family at Kaladis, and I'll miss my coworkers, my customers, and the familiarity of that café I had grown so much in.
But I also know that it's time for me to move forward, to take what I've learned those six years at Kaladis and apply it into helping my family open this new business.
I know that this new endeavor will push me out of my comfort zone (it’s already done so a LOT), but I look forward to the process of growing, as stressful as it is at times.
It may be my last day at Kaladi Brothers Coffee, but it’s my first day at brew@602 and there’s a latte work to be done...
I even received flowers from my most loyal customers, my mom and dad...