|The Beauty in Food||
The last few weeks have been stressful, to say the least. I really have begun to open my eyes to the reality that is my life in the culinary world. I've been thinking, mostly, about my lack of free time. I am sacrificing more than most for my career. But then again, my career is not only that, it is a hobby, a life passion. I believe that although I will be extremely tired, busy, and stressed, I know that what I will be receiving in the end will be far greater than any desk job would ever give me.
The most interesting part of my evolution as a student at NECI is my reluctance to plan my life out. When I was younger, I imagined myself settling down quickly in a safe, cute town where I would have children and live close to family. But, as much as I still plan on having kids with family nearby, I cannot say exactly when or where that will be happening. It's a little scary, but also exciting, this uncertainty. The world has just grown 5 times bigger...who knows where I will end up or when I will end up there? Who knows who I'll meet along the way. I am intent on making connections with those that can make me learn more; be them older or younger. And I think this interest in learning and growing separates me from any other student here at NECI. My curiosity will continue...