THE EPIPHANY BEHIND THIS BLOG
Epiphany – “an illuminating discovery, realization, or disclosure” – Merriam-Webster.com
Honestly, I originally decided to do a blog so I could get some traction to recreate my restaurant board game – DUCK SOUP…The Restaurant Game – into an online version.
But that wasn’t the direction it took as this blog boldly took on a life of its own. I discovered that this is what I really wanted to do. I started working on the blog way back in October, 2017 and didn’t realize the work it involved. Perseverance was now required more than ever.
Recollecting can be vexing
I’ve wrestled with recollections of my restaurant experiences for many years. Lots of dreams, too—well, unfinished business is more like it—but more on that in a future post.
This blog has encouraged me to look back on both my missteps and accomplishments in more detail than ever. What I would change and what I’m still happy about to this day. A detailed analysis. Until recently, I just didn’t think about it that way.
The restaurant game is exciting, stressful, and fun; but it takes it to the next level when a personal and financial commitment to become an entrepreneur is made. So many people get involved in the foodservice industry as the Duck Soup meaning states: easy to do and often profitable.
As noted in the blog’s introduction, my intention is to reach out and share the experiences, both good and bad, that are common in this dynamic industry. We could all learn something and possibly have a few laughs. In the end, it’s comforting to know there are many people that have dealt with the same issues as I have and have persevered.