A little more human.
Grand Finale is a small restaurant that resides on the corner of Sharon Rd and Congress Ave. It’s a bit out of place, but it’s stunning. There’s good stuff there: good people, good food, good stories, and good memories. It was my first job, and I worked there for three years. I learned how to be polite there, to say “folks” instead of “guys,” to say “you're welcome” instead of “no problem,” to smile even when you don't want to. I became a little more me there, and for that I will always hold it close to my heart.
People’s Liberty is a two story philanthropic lab on the corner of Elm Street and Elder Street. It too is a bit out of place but stunning from the inside out. There is also good stuff here: good people, good ideas, good stories, and good lessons. It’s not my first job –– it’s not even my first co-op –– but I’ve learned a lot here. I learned how to say “Hello,” “Good morning,” and “Goodnight,” at the office even if I don't know someone, how to brag about my work, to use my time wisely, and to always strive to learn something new about the city I love and the work I do. I became a little more human here, and that’s why I’ll always hold this place close to my heart.