Hi all, welcome to my long-overdue blog. Seems like I’ve tried to start one several times, but I would hardly call myself tech savvy and I’d get discouraged and go do something else. But with my journal filling up and my Facebook statuses getting longer and longer, I figured it was probably time to get some of that writing into a more dedicated space.
I don’t really have a target audience in mind. I have so many friends who have stood by and watched with great interest at the things I’ve done this year – whether that means they’ve drooled on their computers at one of the many pastry creations I’ve posted, or followed my first experience with Florida’s legal system. I created this page for them, so they can follow my progress as I start my new path to my Baking & Pastry Arts degree in Providence, Rhode Island.
A small part of me also created it for people going through a lot of my same challenges. My goal here is not necessarily to “inspire” people – my disability is only a small part of who I am – but as one of the first pastry students to go through private culinary schooling with a physical handicap, I want people to know that they can do it too. The culinary arts industry is quick to question my abilities and to tell me I can’t, and it shouldn’t be that way. I want to serve as an example and show that attitude and work ethic matter more than my irregular gait and balance issues.
Ordinary foodies and dessert lovers needn’t be disappointed; I’ll be posting pictures (though amateurish, I’ll just warn you now) and recipes often. I like to keep a positive attitude and I have a lot to say, so I hope you’re ready to follow along.