First off, I am now back in the good ol' United States of America! But before leaving beloved Europe, my mom came to visit and we went to Monaco, Nettuno, Rome, Vatican City, Versailles and Paris! Loved sharing that week with her. Here are a few snapshots of the week with my best friend.
Monaco Royal Gardens
Vatican City on Easter Sunday
Sicily American Cemetery in Nettuno, Italy
To visit the grave of my Great Uncle Kenneth
Marie Antoinette's Hamlet
typical mirror selfie with Mom, in THE Hall of Mirrors
La Tour de Eiffel
Upon returning to the USofA, I spent the next week going to all the doctors appointments I missed while I was, you know, living life abroad. Then second week back, I was whisked away to Canada for like 24 hours. Crazy, but so tiring. (It was for a job interview that I didn't take) I wasn't ready to travel again yet, and it was a little rough. All in all, three days later I accepted a job (woah I'm like an adult now?) with S&J Foods Inc. You all must have some questions I'm sure.
Q&A with Newly Employed ME!
Question One: What is S&J Foods Inc. you ask?
Answer One: Well its my parents business, (secret is out--it's owning and operating McDonald's), which never in a million years did I think I would work for them. But here I am, 2 and a half weeks into my job and I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Question Two: What do I do every day, for all of you naysayers out there thinking I'm just piggy backing off my dad?
Answer Two: Hard work! Every day is different. I am a normal crew person. So that means that I am working the front counter, the drive thru, fries, and this week's adventure the grill.
Question Three: Do you really wear that uniform?
Answer Three: You bet I do! I love putting on that all black crew uniform. Every day I have the opportunity and privilege to put on those golden arches and make someone's day a little brighter. What can I say, I'm lovin it!
Question Four: What now?
Answer Four: Work, work, work and more work. I have so much to learn, and every day is a new experience. I can't imagine doing anything else. I love my job, I love the people, and most of all I have a new found appreciation for what my dad has done over the past fifteen years.
So new chapter in my life has begun, and I am so excited for the future and what's to come. The transition from travel blog to lifestyle, in a uniform, blog is going to be interesting but I hope you stay tuned for my adventures into the world of Ronald McDonald.