I really tried to stray away from talking about dates in my posts, or the weather…
but COME ON….how the heck is it August 8th??
I’m actually writing this and it’s only August 7th…exactly 2 months from now on October 7th I have orientation!!
I started my Road to Culinary School series last week! I want readers to get a closer glimpse of this exciting and challenging next chapter of my life.
This past week has been a weird one. And when I say weird, I mean that in the best way possible.
I spent Monday evening until late Wednesday up in Northern Wisconsin with Kristin, my Grandma and my younger cousin. We had an awesome midweek vacay!
Since i’m moving to NYC and unsure when or if i’ll be moving back…I want to do my favorite things before I go.
Here’s a glimpse of what we did!
(I posted these and more on my Facebook page – have a look!)
I ran my last 5 miles and met my 100 mile goal in LESS than 30 days! God I love the feeling of meeting a goal! This challenge has been a motivator for me to continually be active! 😀
We got in some solid beach time on some of the best shoreline of Lake Superior.
It was a bit cold…all the ice didn’t melt until the end of May! It actually felt ridiculously refreshing to dive into. Plus, the water is so unbelievably clear and clean.
We also had a fire on the beach – beyond bliss…s’mores included! And not just one s’more either 😉
We picked wild blueberries in the woods..which just might be one of my ALL TIME favorite things to do. I act far beyond my age..I know, hah!
On our way home, we stopped where my Grandma grew up which we call “the farm” for obvious reasons…
Aside from all this fun i’ve had….as far as my Road to Culinary School this week…was stressful.
Unfortunately I had to bring it with me and deal with phone calls and emails while I was there.
You know, they say – nothing is ever as it seems…well yeah that’s SO true.
It may seem like i’m just packing my things effortlessly and moving to a city most people only dream of.
It’s a struggle, i’ll admit.
I don’t know where i’m going to live.
I don’t know what day i’m moving.
I don’t have a job.
I’m still figuring out how i’m going to pay for it.
ALL of this – on my mind ALL the time.
I try, and try to not let it take me over. But it’s been a challenge.
I keep telling myself – all of these little details will eventually work themselves out.
Most importantly I need to –
I really understand why SO many people stay where they are. Never move anywhere.
It’s just too stressful and much easier to stay put.
I may not know what NYC will bring, how well I will do in school or how I will make my rent each month…
But I do know for sure…ALL of this – is going to work itself out as long as I keep fighting for it.
I want it.
I want it bad.
Bad enough to make it work. At any cost.
I was re-reading an excellent book by Katie Couric – whom I adore – and realized it’s my favorite book.
I posted a picture of this on my Instagram account. I just cannot say enough good things. It’s a collection of advice from people who have reached incredible career success. It is ridiculously inspiring.
I turn to quotes and stuff like this when I need mental freedom or a clear mind.
Quotes are probably the second thing I am obsessed with other than food. 😉
Next week, I hope to give you more Road to Culinary School updates – along with recipe testing and teaching myself new techniques. I want to start school prepared!
Thanks so much for visiting LEFT SIDE OF THE TABLE!! Enjoy the weekend!
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