Well I am considering going back to school - Culinary School to be exact. HHmm 'going back.' I guess that implies I've been before and that's not exactly true. I currently work in the IT field at a large real estate company.
We recently remodeled our kitchen as I started getting really into cooking. Now I have an opportunity to go to school and learn the techniques.
I think my biggest concern is I am soon to be 44 years old and going back to school at my age (not to mention I have to keep my full time job) sound taunting. Will I be successful? I guess that depends on what I plan on doing with it. I don't see myself being an executive chef. Mainly because it takes years to get into the field at a point where they (the restaurant) wants you handling everything. I'd like to be a personal chef and cook for people. Mainly for their dinner parties and such. I'd also like to teach others how to cook.
I havent' made a decision yet. I'm waiting for 3 signs. I think I've had 2. One was a song on the radio, by the Eagles. I hate the Eagles. To the point where I'll change the station or turn the radio off for what I believe to be the duration of the song. But for whatever reason I listened to this song and parts of the lyrics were like BAM listen up!
Then my husband and I were at a bar we like to hang out in. Enjoying our martini's and appetizers. Who walks in? Well no one we knew or you'd know, but a person wearing a chef's coat that says on the sleeve "Culinary Arts School". Hello?!?! I have never seen a coat like that from one of the culinary schools. My husband and I just looked at each other like WTH?!
So wondering what the third sign will be. Might be something that says don't go. Who knows...I do have concerns because I have a 16 year old daughter who won't have me around as much. And I remember all too well being 16 with a new license. You trust your kids 90%. It's that extra 10% that scares the hell out of me.
That's my predictament. Now I just keep thinking and I'll make a decision here soon. Might wait till she goes back to school. But if I go I'll keep a journal here. Not that any of you really care but it's good therapy for me :) And after all..it's all about me :)