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Oh, yes, friends. Contrary to what some people would have you believe, managing a B&B is NOT all about folding towels and ironing sheets, checking emails and baking cakes.
It is not!
Here, try this.
Close your eyes and think about the number one thing you love about your job.
Oh, you can think of something!!!
(You can open your eyes, now.)
Chances are one of the first things that popped in your mind was “people.” The people you work with; the people you work for; the people you meet at work.
Am I right?
Well, let’s consider what this is like for someone who runs a bed and breakfast.
Who do I work with?
– My husband
Who do I work for?
Who do I meet at work?
– Some of the best folks around!
Over the last few months, we have encountered some wonderful people. We’ve met fellow Americans who love to travel. We’ve been invited to see the Tango by a group of theater technicians. We’ve entertained friends. Twice. We’ve been invited to visit guests in both Venice and Rome, and as of this morning – Reggio Calabria.
What can I say? The people make this job worthwhile.
Plus, I have the flexibility to leave the country for three months and plan a wedding. My husband took off a month to join me (wasn’t that lucky). I have a friend visiting in March and I am not worried about vacation time or sick leave. I’m planning another trip with a friend and I don’t have to ask permission to miss work.
The vacation time can’t be beat!
And, the money ain’t too bad. When we are busy – like we were this month – we can make as much in a week as the average Calabrian makes in a month. Not great by American standards, I know. But, we live in Calabria.
It takes me 30 seconds to get to work.
I can wear what I want.
But, going back to the beginning…back to what really counts. I get to spend every day working with my friend. We have enough going on that we get our space; we get our “me” time. But, we get to see each other throughout the day. We get to have lunch together. We meet for coffee breaks. There are unlimited moments throughout the day when we have “us.”
And, that is the way
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