Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Had I been smart, I would have gone to culinary school. People always said that I was so good at cooking. Did I think of that...Noooooo! Did I listen...Noooooo! Go to school for business and make oodles of money. That was the path I thought was right.
At sixteen, I remember the only things I asked for my birthday were a soup tureen, napkin rings and a wok. Really, at sixteen, that was the best I could come up with? Why didn't I see the signs then? How much more could I have been smacked in the face?
In the picture you will see my joy at wearing the packing materials from my new wok.
Now, don't get me wrong, I am happy with my life. And who knows, I could have gone to culinary school, become a chef and truly hated it. I sincerely doubt it but it could have happened that way. Here I am in my 40's thinking about the things I should/could have done. Some may say that it is never too late. And who knows, maybe someday?
Throughout my life, my parents have always encouraged me in all of my endeavors. I just wonder what would have happened to me had one of us thought of this path. How would things have been different? What would I be doing now? Would I still love food? Would I weigh 100 pounds more? I can surely say that the answer to the last two questions would be “Yes”.
So, I urge everyone; if you have an interest or passion in food, pursue it! Who knows it may be your dream come true!