Childhood dreams are often playful and full of wonder. They sometimes come true, but often they don’t. Dreams are a way for our subconscious to process the events of our lives and to make sense of the world around us. It can be a source of inspiration or a way to escape from the mundane reality of our lives.
When I was a kid, I don’t have any dreams or wasn’t even serious about getting one, but since I’m living in an Asian household, my parents hope that my dream will be a doctor or somewhere in Science, and it was inevitable. Of course, you will try to excel in those subjects however, my interest changed when I have a year left in high school — imagine wasting your entire summer facing the computer either programming, photoshop, or playing Sims 2.
And since I’m the type of person who pursues things that I want, well… I got a degree specializing in digital stuff like ads, e-commerce, etc. Although I’m already working in the field that I want, it seems that I’m getting tired of it.
While spending a year of solitude due to COVID, I started to imagine coffeehouses and cafes — how are they doing especially in that situation. My curiosity turned into interest, and I dreamed of becoming a barista or owning a small restaurant with a warm and cozy atmosphere. Creating a place where people can come to relax, enjoy a good cup of coffee, and maybe even have a little bit of conversation.
Honestly, I know that my Social Media algorithms also helped peaked my interest and feed me with those content but I’m not blaming them tho.
Even though I’m a socially awkward person, I like connecting with people and creating a sense of community.
From a person who is built for the corporate world and wants to try to do coffee-related tasks or business — I have no idea how it even triggered the idea however there’s something about owning a coffee shop that just seems so romantic and dreamy.
Perhaps it’s the idea of being your own boss, or maybe it’s the allure of being surrounded by the intoxicating smell of fresh coffee all day long, or maybe it’s the door that chimes. Whatever the reason, the dream of opening a coffee barista or cafe is common, and these cafes always seem to be busy happy places.
Of course, owning your own coffee bar or cafe comes with its own set of challenges, but that’s all part of the fun, right? If you’re a coffee lover with a dream of becoming a barista or cafe owner, it is a very interesting path to walk on — even if I go broke or bankrupt with my business, it is still worth a try.
Ah, let’s see if that will ever happen in my timeline but for now, it’s nice to hold on to that one simple dream.