Ever the nerd (I'll never change :) ), I put together some videos of me on my first day at pastry school (check out the youtube link for a video from my first day actually at school in the kitchen!!). I do hope you enjoy them, and I hope you remember this sentiment as you watch:
I was listening to a great song a while ago (the name escapes me), and one of the lines stuck with me:
She turned her can'ts into cans and her dreams into plans.
I'd like to think that is how I live my life. I encourage you to do the same. Pastry school was a dream that I turned into a plan, and today, a reality. Pastry school was an I can't because I didn't have the money to do it, because how was I going to go to school and afford to live?, because how could I give up such a great career?, because it wasn't the kind of career I ever envisioned myself making a living in, because, because, because, bla, bla, bla...until finally I said, "Wait a minute: I can," and then I did. And now here I am - smiling in the light of I can :)
All we have is now, and if Buddha is right (which I believe he is) about all human suffering being rooted in desire, stop desiring. Find the peace and strength to see how amazing, wonderful and powerful you are, and go make that dream a reality before you even have a chance to desire it. As the legendary basketball mentor and coach, John Wooden would say, each day matters, so make each day your Masterpiece. I say you start with today :)