I have had a remarkable few weeks. The blessings that have come into my life have left me overwhelmed with gratitude and where there once has been extreme stress and frustration, there has come new levels of peace and happiness. So great have been the blessings, that I have frequently found myself just crying a little...because of the joy.
Case in point, I was at a breaking point with my job as a traditional pastry chef. The long hours on my feet and the wonky early morning hours (seriously 2 am was kicking my butt) were just getting to me. I needed something with a lot more security and to feel like I was making a difference, not just making cakes.
The good Lord heard my prayers. Just over three weeks ago after a whirlwind of interviews and a flight to Colorado where I met the president of Panhandle Milling, I was offered a fantastic position as their Culinary Marketing Specialist. That's just a fancy way of saying that I get to write package labels, food blogs, magazine articles, cookbooks and develop recipes for their company and its clients. I get to do what I love best and they are taking good care of this girl. I have never felt more blessed! Seriously. I am still based in Phoenix, but will travel a little more to their mill locations in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.
That being said, not only has it been a remarkable few weeks, but I have been filled with so much gratitude. So far, they are living up to their promises as a company in every way. The journey is still going to be long, but thankfully, there's new opportunities still ahead and I am so excited to be part of what they are doing!
Always My Very Best,
Your Friend Chef Tess