Monday, March 23, 2009

Like Fresh Snow Without Footprints

I started school last week and I'm really really enjoying it. I've always hated school, but the passion I have for what I'm doing seems to make all the difference. I made enough chocolate chip cookie dough this week to bake 1,000 cookies! I learned a new recipe and put my own spin on it at home over the weekend!

I'm on spring break for the next week and a half, though it won't be too much of a break for me - I have 15 dozen cupcakes to bake for a wedding this week. This is something that I would dread to a certain extent if I were still working full time at my office job, but now that baking is my whole focus, I'm really excited to get started!

Don't get me wrong, there are certainly some challenges. Take for example my alarm that goes off at 4:30am. No, seriously. 4:30am every single morning. It's all I can do to keep my eyes open until 8pm at night! Anyone who knows me even a little bit would tell you what an anti-morning person I am, but I've been getting up to my alarm every morning, sometimes even waking up 5-10 minutes before it goes off!

Then there are the other students. Let me be the first to tell you if you don't already know: There is a HUGE difference between 28 and 18. HUGE. There are a variety of ages in my program, including retirees, career changers, and those fresh out of high school, and it seems that the later is the majority. Lockers are decorated with pictures of characters from High School Musical. Conversation consists of Britney Spears and "My parents suck so bad you don't even KNOW." (Nevermind that said parents are paying your full tuition AND letting you live at home rent-free AND driving you to and from school every day. God.)

But. I digress.

So, school is awesome sofar. Here's hoping that it's not just the same way I feel about a new job until the novelty wears off.


Boondock Ma (Kim's Mom) said...

Sounds like a great time for you. I gotta admit though, the thing that really sticks out for me in this post is Kimmi getting up at 4:30 in the morning. Never thought that would be possible! LOL

BTW, I added a link to the site where I got two of my recipes I posted about on my blog, including the chicken one.

Kim said...

Sweet! Can't wait to try them!