Actually I figured out how to make a living doing something I love. I've worked plenty of jobs that showcased my marketable skills and higher education and they all sucked in the long run. The true beauty is that I don't really even mix drinks, I pour beer. I get asked by brewers all the time to come rep their beer but when I tell them all they have to do is beat what my compensation package is now (50k, 2 weeks paid vacation, medical and vision, paid cell phone and free beer) they usually laugh and quit asking.
In the last two years I've had beers with Sam Calagione, Rob Widmer, Alan Sprints, and Tomme Arthur.
I've traveled to Panama, Costa Rica, Cabo, Vegas, St Bart's, St Maarten, Disney World, New York City, and Miami.
You can try and make fun of my career choice, but I'm laughing at you the whole time you do it. My job rules.
If you're ever out in the PNW, look me up and we'll go work over some breweries. Open invite to anyone.