It is official. I put in my two weeks notice at my full time job and I’m getting ready to leave the corporate world for baking. This is something I have been considering for months, and have decided it’s time to take my love of dessert more seriously (well, as seriously as dessert should ever be taken.) Once I decided this was the path I wanted to go down, things started to fall into place. I called the Polka Dot Cake Studio to order a cake for Andrew and as I was placing the order with the head baker, Marissa, she said “I have to go now and interview someone.” I hung up the phone and immediately knew I should have asked more.
Within 10 minutes I called back and Marissa asked me to come in to see the bakery. I had to stop myself from running over to the shop that second since I was so excited. I went to Polka Dot Cake Studio this past weekend and spent an hour in the kitchen making Passion Fruit filling. So far so good for me, and I am excited about helping out at this great bakery. To keep my rent covered and the technical side of my brain challenged, I will continue to consult as an Information Architect. I feel incredibly lucky to have so many great options and am excited to start this next phase of my life. It still feels strange for me to say out loud “I want to be a baker,” but it is quite a relief to get out. I feel like my secret identity has been revealed, and I’m finally able to pursue my love for dessert during daylight hours, not under the cover of darkness after a long day at work.
As Andrew wrote in the “About” section, Lovescool was started to find out what it takes to start something new. I now know the answer to this question is a complicated one. It requires some crazy mix of passion, bravery, planning and sheer luck. It also takes a few encouraging words, and I thank my family and friends for their support, and all of you for your great comments along the way. I have a lot to learn and I’m not sure where this journey will take me. My ultimate goal is to own my own cafe/bakery one day, so I’m starting out with that in mind.
For now I’ll focus on the adorable cakes at Polka Dot and continue researching the seemingly unlimited number of great desserts available in the world! Stay tuned…
Thanks Andrew for telling me to just “do it.”