Welcome! I assume, based off the series of clicks it took you to get here, that you have the slightest little bit of curiosity about what I, Abbey Carter, am up to. Say no more….
These past two years have been crazy. Nope. Crazy is an understatement…. Insane might be more accurate. None the less, here I am getting ready to make my next move (possibly the biggest one yet- see subtitle above).
Let me back up a little. I’ve always enjoyed baking (funny free of charge side story: when I was younger I had a Pinterest board called “Future Bakery”… if I had only known). Anyway, I didn’t discover it to be my true passion until around my sophomore year of high school. I had planned to go to culinary school in the spring of 2018, but I backed out (again… if I had only known). Instead, I enrolled at UNCG for Business Administration. I am almost finished with this program, but it hasn’t created much personal fulfillment (hence, the damn thing I will be doing as mentioned earlier).
This past April, I traveled to Ashburn, VA, (right outside of DC) to take a private class with Erin Schwartz who owns Stacked Custom Cakes and Classes. While studying under her, I fell in love with the industry even more. I decided that going to culinary school was the right move for me and shortly after touring schools I settled on the International Culinary Center in New York City.
Fast forward a few months and here we are today, sitting at work, writing this blog (don’t tell my boss). All theories say I should be really good at this given the number of blogs I have been reading in attempts to figure out where I should live and how close the subway is to every apartment complex in NYC.
What a whirlwind it has been. Quite literally, some days I think that this big of a jump wasn’t cut out for the girl who hasn’t left Reidsville for more than a week at a time, but I am doing the damn thing anyway. Not because it makes sense, or because it will be easy… but because it simply makes me feel alive. I hope that you’ll stick with me through this bitter sweet journey as I pack my bags and head towards the City of Dreams!