As I head back to school in the next few days, I can’t help but be at peace with my decision to keep going.
As you’ve probably noticed over quarantine, I slowly became absent on The Boardwalk Baker page. I was slowly losing my drive and my passion for this career. I was frustrated with closed doors and caught up in the “more” there is to life and while I had several opportunities before me, it seemed like every single door slammed shut right almost as quick as it opened. I began to wonder if there was a different purpose for my life and I had gotten it wrong up until this point. I was in a state of confusion and disarray with my passion slowly crumbling much like the resemblance of normalcy in 2020. I wasn’t quite sure what to do.
While I was parked a this roadblock, I decided I would meet with a mentor that I have admired for a very long time. One that I knew would tell me not what I wanted to hear, but what I needed to hear. Each time we talked I took away more and more information to process, most of which moved me closer to clarity. As the weeks went on, I learned so much about myself and this life I’ve been given.
- When we focus more on what we want for our lives, it only intensifies the pain when life changes or falls short.
- God has given us specific talents and interests for a divine reason that frustration can not overcome because your plan may not be His plan.
- Those frustrations can be eye-opening opportunities to realize you’re chasing the wrong things, but the best is yet to come if you’ll trust the process.
- I realized the passion didn’t fade, it just took on a new form, one that was molded more towards my purpose in life. One that I resisted initially.
It’s crazy how life works and how everything lines up. When I headed back to school for bread class, I wasn’t really looking forward to it that much. When I stepped back into the kitchen on the first day there was so much peace and a feeling that I was exactly where I am supposed to be. It’s hard to fathom how passion can take a new form. Without this process I wouldn’t have understood that there is so much more to life than knocking on closed doors….there are friends to make, people to impact, and lives to change. I am determined I was put on Earth to bake this world a better place… one pastry at a time.