Howdy, while the sun takes it’s time to set I needed to occupy my brain before it starts telling me how baking brownies & pretzel rolls is better than running.
Proceed with caution:
amazing, life changing, EPIC news ahead!
Remember Project 121 in 1001, my 2.5 year knock off bucket list? One of my aspirations is to “enroll in an higher education program”. Here is the dealio. Fresh out of high school I attended a large university, where I studied business and finance. Why was I studying such a dry, boring, repetitive subject you ask? Because…. That’s all.
- I thought I was safe with a business degree.
- I thought I was going to get incredibly rich from dealing with other people money.
- I thought a 9AM-5PM office job was convenient.
Boy was I wrong!
I hated the courses that I was taking. Ummm, Failed Accounting I twice right here! I skipped class so often to avoid the torture. Two years later, once my courage and bank account were completely drained I finally decided to transfer to the local community college and finish the last two classes that I needed to obtain my Associates degree. In May of 2009 I graduated with my Associate of Arts degree. For the last year I’ve been looking for my purpose. You know? Trying to find something that inspires me and brings me joy…. hoping that it could provide an income.
I think I’ve found IT!
I have been accepted into the International Baking and Pastry Program at Lincoln Culinary Institution.
15 signatures, 4 meetings,
3 hours of financial aid applications and 1 interview later
Class Starts October 4th!
WoW – I got butterflies just typing that.
Life is going to change major. This is a dream come true! When I graduate from the program in 18 months I will be seeking my first career. No more jobs! A FREAK CAREER doing something that I’m passionate about!
Since I will need to practice my hope is to document the entire experience on this blog. Finally, these pages will take more from the shape that I intended. I want to share my ambitions and creativity. I need to use my real voice!
And I mean who wouldn’t want to read posts about impressive cooking techniques?
Here is a preview of what is to come in the future.
Introduction to Culinary Art – All the basics!
Baking and Pastry Techniques
Artisan Breads and Viennoiserie
American and European Pastry and Baked Goods
Contemporary and Classical Cakes
Techniques and Artistry in Sugar
Techniques and Artistry in Chocolate
Food Beverage Management
Then, I will have three levels of externships at local establishments.
Word on the street is your performance throughout the program determines the quality and location of your externship. Ekkkkk!
Big changes headed our way. I’m also working on moving the site over to wordpress. I hate that I can’t reply to comments. Stay tuned!