Post # 1
First off sorry this is going to be one big paragraph, I can’t separate them on my ipad. So my Fiance and I moved from Ventura (halfway from LA and Santa Barbara) to the Bay Area Sept ’10. He got a new job, which is why we moved, and I transferred to another location within my company that I had currently been with. We had a lot of trouble finding an apt (mainly we didn’t give ourselves enough time to look, doh!) so his job put us up in a hotel for about a month and a half. We ended up finding a place eventually, about 20 mins from his office and an hour from my work. This was NO different than when we lived in Ventura. After a month I got recruited to a new job (I work retail) closer to home. AKA I can now ***walk*** to work. Well I took on the job with a sort of promotion, and a 6-18 month time span of training to be a store manager. I’m starting to grow really tired of retail, but my Fiance tells me once I have that title I can go anywhere, and I’m good at it. So I took it, left a great job, etc. Well recently our DM moved back home to be closer to her family, so it made sense that my boss would step up and then I could step up into her spot (oh she told me when I interviewed that she wanted to move up.) So the other day I casually asked her if she was going to be replacing our DM. Her response? Oh no I’ve done the corporate world, I much rather be in the store. I really don’t know what to do. I don’t feel like I “fit in” with the staff here as much, and that’s never been something that I’ve had an issue with, and now I feel like I was lied to so I would take the job. I just don’t know what to do. I never went to college, just didn’t feel like it was my thing, but now I’m thinking I want to go to school. Long before I had ever heard of Sprinkles or CrushCakes or Cupcake Wars, I’ve loved baking, cupcakes to be precise. My Fiance keeps encouraging me to go to culinary school, and I occasionally (okay, okay, often) dream of opening my own little cupcake shop. I just don’t know. I need some advice, bees!
Post # 3
Do it! Do it!! Go to school! If you don’t you are always going to wonder where you would be if you did go back…And there is no sense of having a job everyday that you don’t absolutely love…Yea, every job has its ups and downs but doing something everyday you love can change your world!!! Do it! You know in the end you won’t regret it!
Post # 4
With a name like Miss Godiva, I’d think the chocolate-y world of baking would be your calling. 🙂 Go for it. The heck with retail. Your heart and creativity are taking you elsewhere. Give yourself permission to follow.
Post # 5
You’re absolutely right, I’ve been telling myself for over a year now that I should go to school, but I think my main issue is fear of the unknown, and fear of failure. What if I’m not good, how do I pay for it, what if I can’t get grants or loans, how do we cover my portion of the income, etc ugh. Also I’m like Monica from Friends, I HATE losing/failing. So I’ll sometimes not even try, which I *know* is just worse than not even trying.
lol yeah, I wanted to be Miss Cupcake but bc there’s a Mrs out there WB wouldn’t let me. And I do love chocolate 🙂 Thank you for the push and the warm words of encouragement, they truly mean a lot.
Post # 7
You can prob take evening clases or classes that will work around your work scedual so you can keep an income while you go to school. It’ll be tough, but worth it.
Post # 8
Do it! I’m not sure what your finances are like but my friend was up in that area and went to The Culinary Institute of America Greystone ( I think it’s in Napa?)
She, like you always love to bake, but she was studying for a completely different field of work so she just put it on the back burner. Then after working a couple years in that field she said “srew it” and decided to apply to a culinary school. I think that she took out loans but she learned so much about baking and now is a pastry chef at a hotel and absolutely LOVES it! Plus I think it’s only a year course so you wouldn’t have to take out too much for too long.