Hey all, happy Monday! I’m taking a teeny break this week since my shooting schedule is not quite as harried as it normally is. Lemme tell you, I’m happy for it too! We just wrapped a Sweet Retreats shoot in Cape May, New Jersey, something those of you who follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram already know. It was a lot of fun but my lunch break on the final day of shooting is what spurs today’s Monday Morning Motivation.
When the crew broke, we ate at a place right on the water. Because we were a large group, we had two waitresses, one of whom had been on the job for exactly one day.
When she forgot one of our drinks she apologized, telling us she was new. Later, after giving someone the wrong order, she apologized again, reiterating her employment status. It was clear with each mistake she was becoming more and more flustered.
Watching her took me back a ways, not just to my days as a waitress, which is how I put myself through college, but also to those years as a cub reporter just getting started in television.
I so wanted to give that young woman a hug and let her know she wasn’t alone; we’ve ALL had a first day, we’ve all made mistakes, we’ve all wondered if we were cut out for what were doing.
So to that young girl (and you, if you’re having a first day) I would say remember these 3 things: