WHY AREN'T YOU USING YOUR DEGREE?
The short answer; flexibility, travel, and the tiny house.
Bartending has afforded me the flexibility to continue pursuing my personal interests. I have been able to spend more time in the mountains or with my dog than I otherwise would have been able to.
Travel has always made me feel alive and has offered me many opportunities to learn about the world. I even had free global flights for two years, which deterred me from a traditional career for some time.
I wanted to make palpable use of my architecture knowledge and woodworking skills with a design-build project. The time and money commitment has been immense, but I hope to be a mortgage-free homeowner soon.
However, bartending isn't as rewarding or mentally stimulating as I would like, and I'm ready to make a change.