The first chapter of my career will be about my parents

Loud, greasy, chaotic, overwhelming, stressful, tiring, and it’s over 20 years old. 

If you’re new here, let me introduce myself. 

My name is Anna and I work at our family restaurant business as my main job.

I’ll be honest, it’s not the most flashiest place to be but I wouldn’t trade it for anything else. 

Here’s why. 

  • 25 years into my life, I’m beginning to realize how much my parents had to work for their lives in Canada (15 hours shifts being the norm)
  • I’ve been at the family business ever since graduating college, and I’ve learned so much more at the restaurant than at school. 
  • This is a rare opportunity for me to get to know my own family, as my parents were always at work (and rarely at home) when I was growing up

Most of my own friends won’t understand these experiences, but I’ve accepted that. 

I’ve decided that I’m going to dedicate this small but critical part of my career to my parents. 

That means building the best business I can for them. 

It also means giving people like me pride for being raised by hardworking minority parents. 

Loud, greasy, chaotic, overwhelming, stressful, tiring, 20 year old thing—you and I’ve got work to do


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