Other than babysitting, my first job at McDonalds when I was 15 was a big huge deal. I loved having a place to go, and having my own money (small as it was).

My parents were trepidatious, and my father said, “Once you start working, you will do it for the rest of your life. Do you really want to start so soon?

YES. Yes I did.

And it’s been very important to me ever since. (more…)