I found my cooking school journal in the garage. It was a series of e-mails I sent out while I was in Culinary School in 2004. So much has changed since then.
I didn’t have a blog then. I’m no longer in California. I live in Portland, OR.
And I’m definitely not the same young woman that I was when I wrote it. Forgive my whiny tone. It’s so amazing to read about how full of self-doubt I was, and to hear how hard it was to take care of three little girls. Looking back, I only remember it being fun and easy!
I had so much fun reading the journal, though, that I decided to post it here on the blog. I’ve changed the names to protect the innocent. I’m still friends with many of my colleagues and occasionally keep in touch with the Chef. I think they’ll know who they are. I certainly hope I don’t offend anyone too much!
Leave comments and let me know what you think. I’d love to hear from you.