I'm very sorry that I haven't blogged in a long time. I can't think of a good excuse except to say that I just felt like stopping, but now I'm back. The most recent change in my life is the addition of a new job. I got hired by a 100 percent vegan restaurant two weeks ago. It's about a 20 minute drive from my house and I've been working about four days per week. I mostly work the closing shift and right now the only things I know how to do are the dishes and making milkshakes and shots of espresso, but I was told by my boss that they're going to "fast-track" me onto other responsibilities. I feel very nervous and insecure here because I don't know how to do a lot and it's quite different from my job at Dunkin' Donuts. Speaking of Dunkin' Donuts, I'm going to continue to work there about twice a week, on my days off from my new job because it's more money in my pocket and I get to keep my health insurance, plus if my new job doesn't work out I can return to more full-time hours at Dunkin'.
My new co-workers are okay. I have a few female co-workers but most nights it's an all-male crew and they're all straight and love to talk about women and all things related to heterosexuality. I think they assume I'm straight, but I haven't expressed much interest in the women that come into the restaurant or about sex in general. I almost came out last night and said that I'm gay, but I was too scared. The context for me almost doing that was that they asked me about why I don't have a girlfriend, particularly why I'm single. I'm an average looking guy and I'm relatively normal so it's a fair question to ask. I downplayed the question by stating that I'm happy being single because I like my freedom, which is somewhat true. I went on to say that if the right "person" came along I'd want to take it slow and see if we were compatible before pursuing a more romantic relationship. I did purposefully use the gender-neutral word "person" so hopefully they got the hint. I just want to be myself at work. I don't want to pretend to be straight. I want every aspect of my life to be honest and transparent.
Anyway, that's about all for now. Thanks for reading and feel free to comment and/or ask questions.