Don’t Call It a Comeback

After an 8-month hiatus, I’m back behind the bar and you guys … I’m actually liking it. Turns out, I’m really good at hospitality and I enjoy it. Weird, right?

Of course, the reason I came out of retirement was financial. Summer slows things down some with the freelance stuff. So I reached out to pick up some extra shifts and ended up with a regular Saturday night gig. And it hackneyedly felt like going home.

Where It All Started

Before they called it “duck face.”

That’s what helped me have the realization — and accept the fact — that I’m just a service industry kind of girl and it’s totally cool. Honestly, I enjoy taking care of customers and helping them have a good time. I even like muddling and salting rims … to a point.

Now, I still consider myself a Writer, capital W.  Which is actually huge that I’ve gotten there. (I had to write “I am a writer” on our bathroom wall and read it every time I peed for months before I was able to actually say it aloud.) I haven’t given up the freelance gigs and I do love the fact that I get paid to write Tweets, among other things.

But, I’m also a bartender. And that’s cool too.

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About Susan

Susan Kent is a small town Georgia girl living in Brooklyn, NY, and working on those deep rooted issues from her southern upbringing. She's a freelance writer and storyteller and co-host of Tell It: Brooklyn, a storytelling show for grownups. Susan frequently performs around NYC at shows like The Moth StorySLAM, Yum's the Word, and Mara Wilson's "What Are You Afraid Of?" Her stories have aired on a variety of podcasts and radio shows including, The Moth Radio Hour, Kevin Allison's Risk! podcast, Dingmantics, You Can't Make That Up and many others. If you want to get more intimate with Susan & her thoughts, feel free to follow her on Twitter @TheSusanKent. (Not to be confused with the Canadian actress of the same name, which happens more than you would believe.)

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