So, some stuff has been going on and I need to vent. Ready?
On July 20th, I went with Poppet and jeepaholic
to a nearby University with a Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts Program. It's not too far, but classes start at 8AM so if I go, I'd either want to stay in a dorm or get one of the many rentals in town. (I think it would ultimately be less expensive to live in a dorm, but I'm not very happy about not having a kitchen or having to share a bathroom. Granted, I'd only be sharing a bathroom with one other person, but still.)
I drug my feet for a little over a week. I was alternatively really excited and dreading the whole idea. My stomach was not happy with me. One second I was like, no problem, I can do this and the next I was like, what the Hell am I thinking?
Last Friday, I sent a fax to my old High School, to send a copy of my transcripts to the University. I filled out my application yesterday and sent a fax for my transcripts to the University I previously attended (for 3 semesters. I didn't do very well. I'm nervous that will work against me. I did really well in my business classes in high school, so hopefully that will help).
I sent everything out yesterday afternoon.
I am terrified.
I love baking and decorating cakes and cupcakes. I like making cookies and breads (pumpkin and zucchini mostly).
Another problem with the program, is that they're grooming you to work in 4 and 5 star restaurants. And that sounds nice, on the surface, but it's not something I'm terribly excited about. We were allowed to ask annonymous questions - we wrote them on an index card- and I asked if any of the Alumni had opened their own bakery. The answer had been no and that a student would have to do really well on their non-kitchen classes. But I went to their site to see what some of the alumni are doing now, and there's a girl who works for cake shop 90 miles south of where I work. So the way I see it, if she can work for the kind of shop I want to open, shouldn't I be able to take the education and open a shop? Maybe not right away, you know travel a bit and get some experience. But then I could do what i want. Open a place (jeepaholic
and I have been calling it a dessert bar) that has cakes, cupcakes, brownies, etc. I probably would do rye bread or stuff like that. Or maybe I would.
Like I said, I sent everything in yesterday afternoon. Decisions take two weeks after they've received everything, so I figure I should know by August 20th. That gives one week to receive everything and two weeks to make a decisions.
I'm pretty sure that I'm not going to be accepted. I'm so sure that jeepaholic
and I have a bet going on as she is looking for a different job (she's also my Manager at the hotel, and while I'd be sad to see her go, I know that she deserves better). The bet? I claim she will have a new job before I get into school. She bets me that I will be in school before she gets a new job.
The bet is $10.
I'm pretty sure I'm going to win. Especially because she has a promising interview tomorrow morning.