Well, this should be an interesting post… pics will have to be added in at the end (though, still in the right places for y’all) because the girls took my phone.
Anyways, this has been a crazy, wild week. You know the kids at school are already going a little nuts because we are one full week (and three and a half days) away from finishing out the semester and leaving for our two week Christmas break.
On top of that we spent Monday outside for about an hour. It seems there was an area of the gym that had an electrical fire. The alarm started going off in the gym and lunch room only during third period. We were told but since it was not going off in our wing and we were not told to evacuate, my culinary class and I decided to finish what we had started (french fries and brownies- hey, it was free cook day).
Twenty minutes later and we were told over the intercom to evacuate. Here’s a video:
Wednesday we got a text during, you guessed it, third period that students were going home at one o’clock (after lunches) because there was a water main break in the city. I was told this happened all the time at my last school but this is the first time it had happened for me in my almost year and a half of teaching.
So we had what equates to an entire day off this week.
The weather was equally as crazy- on Monday, thankfully, the weather was windy but about eighty degrees. On Thursday we saw snow flurries. Some of my southern friends even had snow that stuck!
On top of all that- I finally let my morning hospitality classes cook again. Today and yesterday- every single cooking class I have was in the kitchen. Needless to say, it was a bit messy in there though not as bad as it could have been. I am very proud of them for cleaning as much as they did.
Now that I’ve talked about my week, which totally deserved it’s place in this post, here’s where I’m at:
I should be folding laundry.
But I want more. No, not more laundry. More in general.
It has been placed on my heart to write a book. I was asked in 2015 shortly after I went to NYC for BlogHer if I wanted to write a book. At the time it was a definite no. But now? I think I do.
The problem is I don’t know what about.
Also, I want to go to graduate school. I started and got about a semester in but decided that the program I was going for was a bit boring for me.
I wish more schools offered a program similar to Boston University’s Masters in Food Studies. So I could go nearby or get the degree online.
I want to take that Master’s degree and become a professor. I love the college environment. The thirst for knowledge (especially about food) lives within me and craves what college provides.
I am grateful I am getting to take cake decorating classes but I want to take more educational classes similar- like cheese making because I have yet to make that “super easy” mozzarella cheese. Or the barista class by Texas Coffee School.
I want to eat better. Not eat just stuff but really eat what is healthy, makes me happy, and tastes great. No more crap.
I want to travel more. In 2018, I want to go see my sister in Michigan, I want to go to LA with my girls, I want to go to Disney World, and I want to go to Costa Rica.
For the latter- while I’m there I want to learn to surf, go to a coffee farm, and zipline through the jungle.
I want to go back to New York City. Again, and again, and again.
I want to pay off some of my student loan debt. Cut it in fourth.
And I want to save while doing ALL of this!
Yes, I wasn’t joking when I said I want more.
You know what though? That’s okay. I have a great job I don’t want to leave and that is really going for me. How many people say that they wake up excited about going to work? I do!
None of these thing are unattainable. I have to figure out how to make it work. I have to come up with a creative way to share my talents. I’m already writing some… what about starting a small catering company? Cake decorating? Working once a month creating a EatFeastly event? So many ideas… I just have to start somewhere.
I want to write about it along the way. That’s why this site exists. It’s my place in the world.
I want to make my dreams come true and, in doing so, show you how a girl who used to have little self confidence in herself changed her world, and the world of those around her, for the better.