Thursday, April 23, 2009

when I grow up I want to be?

Along with the opportunity finally coming available for me to go back to college and attain my degree comes a lot of questions. So what do I really want to do with my life. I know I hate being tied to a desk love working with my hands, and love being with people. Ok great but what does that translate to career wise. Well I love cooking, and baking, and being crafty. Ok great but what does that translate to career wise. This is the conversation I've been having with myself for a little over a month now.

I've been looking at programs for different schools online and nothing has sounded like something I'd want to do. I'm not interested in accounting, or finance, or business, and I most certainly don't think I want a degree in a field that will be hard to get work in here iN our state, and I'm not ok with just being an Admin Assistant forever, and I'm not crazy about a career in which I have to be at work behind a desk and not be home with my kiddos once they're in the picture.

So what's a girl to do? Well I prayed and waited for God to tell me. I still haven't had a sign from God per se, but my husband did say "maybe you should think about culinary school, you love cooking and baking so much".

Well my first reaction was to laugh..... me? culinary school? a chef? yeah right!! But then I thought again if I got my BS in culinary management I would have the skills necessary to maybe one day follow my real dream and open my own Bakery. My husbands thoughts were I could work in a bakery somewhere while getting my degree since I will have my Wilton certifications by then and then maybe advance with the right credentials (IE a degree in Culinary Arts) and eventually open my own place.

It sounds far fetched and I feel crazy for even considering it but I am. This decision is still about 6 months from being final but my blog is just my place to work out the thought process.

For the record yes I feel certifiably insane but Chef Mrs. A has a nice ring to it.

Later Alligators,

Mrs. A


mrs.leah.maria said...

I don't think you're insane at all!

Mrs. S. said...

I think that would be amazing to do! It is something you could do a lot of different things with it. I would say go for what would complete you as a person!

Chelsie said...

You aren't insane at all. In fact, I am jealous! I would love to go to culinary school and own my own organic restaurant but I chose to get a law degree instead (hmmmm). If that's what you want to do, do it. How fun!

check out She is a blogger who went to culinary school for baking.

Nicky said...

That would be awesome, Ginger! I can help you in the bakery, if you like :).

Mrs. A said...

Nicky I would love that!!