I applied for a server position at this new restaurant in DC and I started my training yesterday. After the 4 hour training was over, my attitude towards working in restaurants was only reaffirmed. The skills acquired in food service are different than the skills that I would like to acquire and therefore, I have decided to find employment in another field.

This experience has made me realize that I need to be challenged intellectually in an academic way. I do not want to say that being a good server does not require intellect, but rather that the challenges involved with it are not academic. Although I understand that I need money to live, I am not to the extent where I am starving and so it is worth it for me to wait for a better opportunity.

I accept the possibility that I will not make as much money doing something else, but I would rather be poorer and do something academically challenging.