I spent the morning caffeinating Charlotteans at Caribou Coffee today. I absolutely love working at the coffee shop. I love the time that I’m able to connect with my co-workers. I love meeting new people from our community and chatting with our regular customers.

Another aspect of this job that I love is being in an environment where there are differing views on religion, politics, sports, fashion, life, etc. I think that truth is found in the tension of opposites. So when I engage in conversation with people that think and believe differently than I do, I feel that truth rises to the surface. Even if I may not agree with someone, I respect their vantage point enough to hear them out and enjoy healthy dialogue.

I love people. I love talking. I love coffee. What a great combo.