Our band, The Espresso Cookies has been my family away from family. Its inception can be attributed to just four drunken friends jamming over a winter retreat. Our decision to put ourselves out there and play on stage every other month turned us not just into a band but also a project. Apart from focusing on our own individual skills, we all have responsibilities towards the team. Whether it be arranging PA logistics, marketing our events, or approaching bars, venues and artist managers to score gigs; our whole side-hustle taught us best lessons in empathy, team-work, responsibilities, and leadership.