Saturday, August 16, 2008

A Recent Post

As most of you have noticed I have become somewhat bitter. Let me just say that I am trying not to be, and that was just a bad day for me...I have LOVED being here in Alaska, and I have been stretched in my job; I would love to come back next summer, but seeing as how my life is playing out I just don't know if it's going to work out to come back. I have learned a lot in this job; such as, I will be a tourist who does not make others in the service field frustrated. Also, I have been surrounded by many people who have different beliefs and lifestyles that I am not use to. We all are different, we all have different ways of life; basically I have come from the Utah culture, thrown into one not so "Utah". This is not my first time out of Utah, I realize that, but I also have been somewhat naive to what lies outside the borders of Utah. It's a crazy world outside of the "Safe State" and it has opened my eyes to many different things. There are a lot of wonderful people out here that have different lifestyles and beliefs then I do, I need to respect those, and will hope that they respect my beliefs and ways of life. I want to strive to be nice and loving to everyone, it's hard when sometimes you feel like the only one out there striving to live like that. So, in regards to my recent post, I am sorry if I offended anyone in my rampings, but it can be very hard in the service industry, especially hard when you are living on tips. I only have eight more runs on the train and it will be all over for the summer. I want to come home with fond memories of Alaska, so here is to my final month in the last frontier!!!

3 comments:

Lucashell said...

It is ok to be bitter about your job sometimes.. Everyone does it.

Anisa said...

So, when are you coming home?

Sproatmeal said...

Yeah, nothing like working in the service industry to make you hate people...

Seriously, when we worked in Alaska and when Ethan worked at RC Willey, we realized how many selfish people were out in the world. You really see people at their worst. And their brains go on vacation along with everything else. It's really too bad, actually. But, I hope you have fun for the rest of your sojourn in Alaska. You have to admit that it is GORGEOUS! We'd love to go back again but NOT working in the tourist industry.