I’m Jesse, I live in London, making coffee at Ozone and chatting to the masses. I had no idea I’d be where I am today, doing what I’m doing, where I’m doing it, and I wouldn’t want to be anyone else, doing anything else. Best of all, I don’t really know where I’m going. Opportunity is a central theme of all of our lives, whether we take them or not. And most of the opportunities we are presented with are linked to the people that our lives are intertwined with each and every day. I’m not claiming to be an opportunity pouncing, future foretelling, 100% always-right-choice-making prodigy that still has time for his family and three useful hobbies. But in my short life so far, I’ve learnt a thing or two about making the most of what’s in front of me, proving that a smile can take you a thousand miles, and that it’s important to have a laugh along the way.
If you’re still unsure about what to do next and are waiting on that next shining star, you might already be onto a good thing. Flipping burgers turned out to be the opportunity I needed. And at the times when it was 1am and I smelt like smoke, sweat and bacon as I scrubbed down the grill for the last time that night, I just remember what a good friend told me, “The grass isn’t greener on the other side, it’s greener where you water it.”