The story of Simona
“I’ve been working in this coffee shop for a month, but I had worked in the hospitality business for about 4 years now. My biggest dream is to have my own café one day and manage it according to what I like about other places, adding my own ideas, making it the top café around. A lot of the time it’s the attitude business owners have towards their customers and their own staff, that repels me about other gastronomy places, here in Slovakia. In my ideal café, there would be no single shots, only double shots. Maybe I would also try to find the right profile of coffees and rotate different ones regularly, to avoid stereotypes and offer some more alternatives, too. I’ve been living in Bratislava for a year now. I came here from Trnava because I need a big city and places to go to, not only during the weekend. I also need more opportunities around me and maybe fewer people knowing me. I’ve always been more of a pessimist but since I came to Bratislava, I try to live my life as I want it to be, because I can and am slowly changing from this dark drama queen, who always saw evil and negativity everywhere around her, to this sunshine I am now and focus more on positive things. My life philosophy is that we don’t only live once; every day is a new beginning. I also believe that we shouldn’t be afraid to change and evolve, because if people stay the same throughout their whole life then they will always miss something. I also try to work on myself, whether on my looks or my behavior - always re-evaluating my priorities because it can change every day, so that’s what I mean by saying we don’t only live once.
Right now, I live the life I’ve always wanted to live. I have a functioning relationship and basically, it’s like winning a lottery, because everyone looks like there’s something wrong in their life, but in my life, I have a perfect equilibrium now. I’m happy in both jobs that I have. We have adopted a stray dog with my boyfriend and even the doggie is slowly learning things, so it’s great. The only thing missing is finding our own place to live but we’re currently working on that one, too.”