A Life Richer
Shortly after moving to Somerville and leaving an unsatisfying job, I found myself working at Diesel. I immediately felt uplifted by the vibrancy and high energy at my new job, surrounded by multitalented, hilarious, & hardworking coworkers, and by the devoted customers who made Diesel a part of their everyday. Moving to a new city I had felt somewhat lonely and adrift, but at the cafe I started to feel the sense of home and belonging that I had been missing. Being part of the Diesel community helped me to expand my understanding, discover parts of my identity, and opened my heart to loving more amazing friends than I thought possible.
My life is exponentially richer because of the people I know from Diesel- those friends that truly feel like family. I am aware now that this community was created intentionally, and cultivated through celebrating birthdays and Diesel birthdays, encouraging people to be themselves at work, and making space for creative expression. The Diesel community also helped me feel more held-together, when we were faced with collective heartbreak. I am so grateful for you, Diesel. Happy Birthday!