Monday, July 12, 2010

Going Back to School

Today, I enrolled in culinary school at El Centro College in Downtown Dallas. I am taking Basics of Cooking, Sanitation and Safety, and Introduction to Hospitality Services. I am really excited about taking this step although I am not looking forward to driving to Downtown Dallas for two years. Although with tuition comes a DART rail pass so I won't have to look for a parking space in the center of downtown.

I forgot about the joys of standing in line, and sitting around waiting for academic advisers to put me in classes...but it was very easy. I was the oldest person in the room, even the registrar and all the advisers were younger than me. Oh well. I look forward to being able to learn more about being a chef and operating a restaurant or food establishment. Along with books, I have to get a chef's hat and coat and all the knives and utensils for the kitchen. there anything you have been putting off than you need to get on with? You ever wish you could be or do something but never got around to it? Carpe diem! Take the first step. Stop wishing and dreaming about it and take your first step. If I can do it, so can you.



  1. Well I'm happy to hear this news - been praying for ya.

    I was a stay-at-home, homeschooling Mom most of my adult life, but at the age of fifty, I returned to the workforce and accepted a position that I was SURE was above my abilities and experience. Like you, everything was strange and new and an 'investment' of my time and money (had to buy all new office attire). I was anxious - sometimes OVER-anxious. And after the first day, I was ready to quit. But I didn't.

    I promised myself that I'd 'work as unto the Lord' and do my absolute best. I found out so many neat things about myself that had been hidden inside. I was stretched and didn't break! I began to 'bloom' where I was planted and even in the tense times, I enjoyed what God was doing in and with me!

    I pray that this new change will also be a great, revealing experience for you and will draw you closer to the One who made this possible and Who has your life in His hands!

    Great blessings!

  2. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.

  3. Can't wait to eat at "Le Chez Christof". Congratulations, you'll do great.

  4. I stumbled across a link to your site this morning while reading on my phone. One of your blog posts caught my interest, so I continued to navigate through your other posts and found this. I am an engineer by day, but I have always been fascinated and dreamed of going to culinary school. Perhaps one day, when life slows down. How is culinary school going for you? I see this post is in 2010; so, perhaps your are finished now. Is it all you hoped for? Are you working in the industry now?