Saturday, January 28, 2012

Things Change

I suppose my mind has been in what can only be described as a tizzy.

I've been really starting to question whether pastry school is the right thing right now, but I have come to a difficult conclusion. I have given it a ton of thought, and I have decided to hold off on the pastry school thing for now. I absolutely love to write, but had written off having any sort of career with my English degree since I didn't think I would be able to do anything with it. I guess it turns out that English majors have one of the most versatile degrees!

So as of right now, I'm going to try doing something with it. Maybe a writing job, maybe something in publishing. Whatever I do, I can do it in the Boston area, so I won't be deterred from my strong desire to move and live there. And it's not like I have to stop baking. I can do it as a hobby, or do some small jobs on the side.

And I figure, Cordon Bleu isn't going anywhere. If I try out the writing thing and completely hate it, then I'll go to pastry school. There is absolutely no rush here, even though I have found myself putting ridiculously unrealistic expectations on myself.

I am getting a degree in English with a Writing Concentration in May 2012. I have worked so hard and long to get there, why not at least give it a shot? I love to write... wouldn't it be awesome if I could do something with that?

I started applying to some freelance writing jobs, to maybe get published and bring in a little extra cash. Hopefully someone will respond to one and I'll be able to add to my resume!

I can do this. I can do this. I CAN DO THIS.

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