Hi guys! I'm at a bit of a crossroads of my life right now. I just graduated college with a psych degree. I decided that I love cooking my junior year of college when I stopped getting meal plans and moved into a dorm with a kitchen. I tried working at a corporate restaurant as a pantry cook for two months before moving on to a full time job. The restaurant job was meant as a segue until I found "real work".
Despite the food that I prepared being lame, I loved the work. I never looked at the clock through out my shift, waiting for it to end (unless it was closing/cleaning time). Now I'm doing clerical office work, and it totally sucks. I think about food all the time. The only two major factors holding me back from a culinary career is the low pay and the hours. I don't have any loans/interests to pay because my parents payed for my college out of pocket, but I still need to pay them back. Also, i love having my weekends and nights free. There is so much to experience out there and most of it happens during that time frame. I fear being a 40 year old guy and realized that he missed out on life in general. Do any of you guys feel that way? I'm just trying to decide if it's worth it or not. I'd like to hear your thoughts on the matter. Sorry for the long post.