Week One is done!
WOW, I’m tired. I completely underestimated how much time I would need for school. Oops. The next week or so should be a bit of challenge as I work through previous commitments and my new schedule. However, I will survive.
The first week of class was filled with the usual orientation information that is typical for any new school or job. I learned that I need to be school about 30-45 minutes earlier than I expected. Additionally I might be at school for 15-45 minutes after class ends. Again, I will survive.
During our first week, we made several items –chocolate chip cookies, choux pieces and Profiteroles Glaces. Making these items made me feel both confident and overwhelmed. I began making chocolate chip cookies when I was about 14 years old, so that was a breeze. While we used a different recipe, the entire activity confirmed my decision to go back to school. Then we made Pate a Choux. Making profiteroles and eclairs challenged me –piping, filling and glazing. It wasn’t perfect work, but I will survive.
This entire experience will challenge me in ways that I could not imagine, but I’m ok with that. This year is about preparation for me. I am taking the steps that I need to take to move my life forward. I will survive.