This blog is dedicated to my work with anything and everything baking & pastry! From the basics, to the most advanced and complex pastries, we will journey through the world of baking. So join me, and i hope you enjoy, and possibly have a few bites along the way!
As I have previously discussed, I have been searching for who and where I want to be in the near future. I started taking things step by step, day by day and began to understand the value of an education. Though there are some places where the value of an academic course is not substantial enough to start and maintain a career.
One of the only reasons I find myself remaining at Johnson and Wales is because of the Chef Instructors. They are the influential leaders of the school that are taken for granted and strive to see their students succeed. It is disgusting that I am witnessing the inevitable destruction of a University due to internal unresolved issues.
As my last week is being finished at Johnson & Wales, I am beginning to reflect on everything I've learned, everything I could still learn, and weighing the possibilities of what I could do with an Associate or Bachelor degree. Still, I am determining my future. There will always be the love, the laughter, the sorrow, and disappointment; but without those things, who am I?
Leaving this week, I am relieved that I have successfully completed my sophomore academics at JWU. I am upset that I will be leaving such a beautiful state and people. I am glad that I will not have to stress about the school for a couple months. I am disturbed, still, about the future of Johnson & Wales. I am confused about my own future. but I will take things step by step, day by day, and continue to understand the value of my life.
Undoubtedly, the world is yours; it's up to you to define your circumstances and create a life worth living.
This is something new that I want to try- hopefully it is successful. I want to start posting about my experiences along with my creations! I think it will be beneficial for me to release this energy and possibly it can touch someone.
Side Note- I know I haven't posted anything new in the Recipes & More tab in a while, I honestly have not had time to think about the blog in a while, but that is changing as of now!
The Road I've Been Driving On...:
Lately, I've been having recurring feelings of being miserable and unsure of my place here at Johnson & Wales. I took to the advice of my peers and mentors, my friends and family. I received mixed feedback from them all. The majority said that I should do what makes me happy- and honestly, what would make me happy is to just be home with my family, and start my life in the kitchen. Others remained steadfast and persistent that I need to continue my degree and obtain my Bachelor's Degree.
Undoubtedly, I would love to receive my Bachelor's Degree. I want to set an example for my siblings and my family that dreams can be achieved if they are worked hard at. However, it begs the question - for the industry I am pursuing at least - do I need a degree to be successful?
Many would argue that working in a kitchen takes experience, not book-smarts. I would agree with that 80%; however, there is a level of knowledge and experience that is not obtained just by working, but through trial and error. Pursuing a degree such as this one, trial and error provide results of who will be successful in this industry.
In this time of being my most vulnerable and impressionable, I have decided to remove myself from my situation. I need a broader picture and I must examine my options. If I decide not to return to school, what is my plan for the next two years and where will I find success? If I decide to return to school, where will I find happiness; what can I do to maintain the sense that I belong here?
Everyone who is struggling with this has the ability to make their own decisions- we are all human. Some may not understand your decision, some will question it, some will argue it. At the end of the day, however, it is up to you to determine the validity of your decision making. It is up to you to define where your happiness lies and what you will do to obtain said happiness.
I am traveling the road at night, the only thing illuminating my drive are my dim headlights. On I drive, on this road I'll stay; that is, however, until I see a road sign that persuades me to go in that direction. I am chasing to live my life in the present, take each moment as they are- good or bad. Where is your road taking you, is your path planned, or are you taking it mile by mile?
Can I give you a brief explanation of what an acorn is? Well, in a nutshell, its an oak tree.
Welcome, again, to Adventures of a Pastry Chef! Here, we're going to explore everything from the most basic techniques of baking, to the finer forms of the art. To see the different recipes, see the "Recipes & More!" tab, there you will find all of my creations and guided opinions in the art.
Thank you so much, I hope you enjoy your visit!
Hello!! I have taken the time to update the blog so it is easier to navigate and is more appealing to the senses! Please let me know how I could make the blog better, any and all suggestions are welcome!!
All recipes and sections have been added to the "Recipes & More" tab. There, you will also find new sections that may not be accessible or have no content. I will be doing my best to update the blog and finish it for your satisfaction!
Thank you, and please enjoy!