"The Barista Diary" tells the story of the daily life as a barista and store owner. This book shares stories from neighbors, customers, and plenty more from the perspective of Christy. Christy lives alone with her animals and maintains her huge property and business. Throughout the book, Christy shares her struggles with PTSD & OCD. Even with managing unhealthy patterns and thoughts, she's reminded of her strength, and the collective strength of women. The book is filled with characters, and some stay the entire book as part of the story. For each day in the book, Christy provides the weather and a recipe, and she journals her scanner incidents. Also included in this unforgettable book is rich information about Washington State history, including areas, tribes, railroad, mining, successful businesses, espresso and more.
Running the store on her own, Christy is lonely, tired, sad, happy, hardworking, craving love, insecure, scared, brave, feisty, kind, sarcastic, rugged, pretty, and stressed. But she loves her world and business.
All of Seattle drives right by her location to hit the nearby ski slopes or various tourist attractions in eastern Washington. She welcomes people from all over the world with open arms unless they have bad behavior...then look out! She fights the harsh weather being in the mountains, where she plows her own snow and asks her trusty local to install her truck chains each year. In this book, she shares the many stories of how men and women treat each other in person and behind doors. Christy has an invisible score card that she uses to add or deduct points. This barista loves every minute of it but wishes she could conquer love.
At the end of each day, Christy heads back upstairs after she closes shop to ponder life, lovelessness, her past, future and fantasies. She snuggles her dog, craving a man, and falls asleep to arise again for the public. She lives in a very scenic area and knows the challenges. This is a deeply personal and authentic story. As a barista, Christy opens her door to so many people, and each person she meets has a story. This book tells these incredible stories while leaving plenty of space for introspection.