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June 7, 2010

So I’ve done it.

I took the leap.
I applied for culinary school.
I was accepted right before I left for California.

I turned in my resignation at work last week to give them enough time to find someone new before August 12, my last day.

Today, I go to register for classes.
ALL FULL.
Every single, freakin’-frackin’ class I need for this fall is full.

Part of me wants to knock the pants off of at least one person in each class who doesn’t want it as much as me and grab their spot and chef hat as it’s spinning on the floor.

But the more sane part simply called the school, asked their suggestions and was told that I just need to keep checking back for openings…every day…until August 5, the day after payment is due, when a few openings probably will come up from people not paying.

So I will keep checking…every gol-darn day. Somehow, I will hopefully squeeze into a few classes. I will submit my resume to bakeries, catering companies and the like to find work, one way or another, this fall. I keep reminding myself that God’s hand has brought me here and has never left me thus far. I have no reason to believe it will.

So in my feeble efforts to staunch my instant nausea and panic-stuffed fear, I am now sitting here, blanched face, stuffing myself with hummus, pita and strawberries in an effort to forget that I might be in a Big, Nasty Bind.

It appears Foot in Mouth is my first dish of culinary school.

[Photo credit here]

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. SJR permalink
    June 7, 2010 3:09 pm

    Just saying:

    go to the mattresses.

  2. Caroline permalink*
    June 7, 2010 5:22 pm

    @ SJR!

    Abso-freakin’-lutely.

    Thank you.

    I needed that.

  3. Kimpot permalink
    June 7, 2010 11:13 pm

    Ya know, sometimes you just need to take leaps and hope like hell you make it to the other side. That’s what I did when I decided to quit my job in Oklahoma to take a teaching course in California. I had no job lined up and a still mooching of lovely family members who are more than happy to lend a helping hand (though I do have a job now). I hope you find a culinary job quickly. You should just write the link to this blog – the cooking section at any rate – on your resume. That’ll definiely get you a job!

    Good luck finding courses as well. I can’t wait till you’re a famous chef and I get to eat in your restaurant. 😉

  4. June 8, 2010 11:56 am

    I’m 90% super excited for you and 10% so jealous! 🙂 This is an inspiring and bold decision! All the little problems will all shake out in the end, and you’ll get into the classes you need.

    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.” Goethe

    Bravo, Caroline!

  5. Amber permalink
    June 8, 2010 6:37 pm

    I love your blog (although we’ve never met) and your writing. This is so inspiring! I really hope that you are able to get your classes (I’ve known many people in your situation and somehow it just works out!). Also, I agree with Kimpot about placing the cooking section of your blog on your resume or for the places your really want to work, you can create something to give away that features your cooking blog posts and will direct them here. So excited for you :o) This is going to be a beautiful journey.

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