March 27, 2006

ready to retire

well, i'm ready to retire. at least from the job i have now. i don't know what it is, but i'm unbelievably sick of working. i'm not sure if it's the full time, the office setting (complete with the fluorescent light treatment), the fact that i don't use my major at all, or the fact that every person i talk to on the phone at work seems depressed and burned out... but i'm sick of work.

i worked at outback for four years before i got my "real" job, and i kind of miss it. i don't miss the hours, but i miss everything else about working there. i have been thinking for awhile about what i really want to do with my life, and i have come to the conclusion that i want to go to culinary school to be a pastry chef.

it probably sounds kind of outrageous to some people (especially my parents), but i have always loved baking, and i think that it would be awesome just to make beautifully decorated wedding cakes all day. i think that i like baking a lot not only because it's creative, but also because people really like cookies and cakes and delicious desserts. it's amazing how happy a chocolate chip cookie can make someone. (especially my cookies with the secret ingredient)

anyway, i'm hoping to quit my job this summer and hopefully get a part time job in at a bakery or catering place, and start culinary school in the fall. so if anyone needs a wedding cake, let me know!

Posted by JenMagenta at March 27, 2006 9:49 PM

i dont need a wedding cake, but i'll eat one! and as a people, i'd just like to confirm your guess that we really like cookies and cakes and delicious desserts. is your secret ingredient love? or is it booze? either way: yummy.

seriously though, do it. follow your dreams. why do something for the rest of your life that you dont love? i'll volunteer to taste test your delicious pastries.

Posted by: holler at March 27, 2006 10:48 PM

This amuses me mainly because I always said when I retire I want to go be a cook somewhere, like a camp or something. Good luck! I'm doing something for fun this summer too, and giving up the waitressing money to go live as a camp counselor

Posted by: Allison at March 28, 2006 5:37 PM
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