Baking gives me a psychological satisfaction that I cannot explain. I went to culinary school to expand my knowledge of baking. My youngest sister and I did the program together and I have to say, it was one of the best experiences that I have had in my life. I felt such a feeling of accomplishment. The problem was that after doing the program it made me realize that being a Pastry Chef was NOT something that I wanted to do. You are on your feet for hours, the pay is not that great in the beginning and you work practically 7 days a week. I love to bake but when it becomes a job, I don’t love it so much anymore. I have baked goodies for friends and coworkers for the holidays, birthdays and have had rave reviews but even selling pastries just during the holidays, has also proven to be very stressful.
Being at home re-cooperating from my injury has brought my love of baking back. I have been baking all kinds of concoctions since being home. What I like to do is find a recipe, follow it exactly and then make it again but this time, make it my own by changing something about it. I am always looking for ways to create new things in the food arena. Here are just a few:
This is my last semester of college and in May, 2016 (please God) I will have my BS in Psychology! Yayyyy! Did I mention my 30+ year journey on achieving this glorious moment? It has has been a hard and very long struggle. As I type these words my eyes are welling up with tears because I never thought I would see the day where I am in my last semester of school. I know what you may be thinking – all this time and you’re only getting your Undergrad degree?? Yes, the struggle is real folks but with all the lumps and bumps in the road, I am so proud of myself. I love to learn but hate school so I’m not sure if I will pursue my Masters or not. But now, I have another dilemma.
I have been in the secretarial/administrative field forever. My first job as a secretary was when I was 14 years old. I got the job through a summer youth program and have been working ever since. I had great typing skills. In high school I always got A’s and A+ for my ability to type 80+ words a minute. I was destined to be a secretary! A lot of people look down on secretaries but I loved being a secretary but just like anything else in life – being secretary has run its course. I am ready for a career change. But what? I have so many interests. That’s where I am at right now. I never realized how much my life would change until I hit 40. I am 51 years old now but in my mind, I am still 25 years old. See the problem?
Are you at a crossroad in your life where you want to make a career change, life change or maybe even an attitude change? Leave a comment below.