Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another Adventure

I'm writing this night before setting off on the last big adventure with Home & Away. I'm really going out with a bang here: Tomorrow I fly to Lima, Peru, to see Macchu Pichu and the Sacred Valley. Who gets that in life? Not many. And I choose to leave it all. I quit my job earlier last week to go to culinary school full time in September. It's scary, even scarier writing it. Now it's out there to be judged by all these people. I love cooking. I love writing. I've done the writing; I still want to do the writing. I still will for The Reader.

Talking to friend, I worried today that I might be one of those people who can't be pleased. I hope not. I feel more content with me, myself than ever before. I want to take a crack at it though, the bakery/pastry thing. I want to add to what I already know. More than what I know in my head, I want to add to what I know in my hands. It's scary. I could mess up. I could hate it. I might never get health insurance ever again. But I don't think so. Nothing gets me excited like cooking.

6 comments:

Liz said...

So happy for you, Lainey! And I can't wait to sample your "homework."

Megan said...

yeah...you might also win the lottery some day. Can't make decisions base upon what might happen. Taking risks is essential to growing. Life is all about experiences. I'm proud of you! others have something to learn from you about how to live fully. LOVE YOU. call me when you're back! : )

Maria said...

Like Megan, I'm very proud of you for making this decision! I can't wait to hear about all your successes (ok, and your failures). I hope you're enjoying Peru and best of luck as your begin culinary school in a few weeks!

jeanneeatsworld said...

Wow! That is so exciting - how cool.

Enjoy Peru, and I can't wait to hear about culinary school.

Jenny said...

Super Stoked for you, Lainey. I hope you land on both your feet with this. Have fun in Peru and let me know how it is.

Jess said...

you are SO awesome. I wish you nothing but the best! and I wish for me to eat some of your future pastries.