Update: Internship

I've now completed my third week at work, time is flying already! After my first week I posted this little doozy of a post. I was feeling really overwhelmed, frustrated, alone and just straight exhausted. The exhausted part hasn't change that much but everything else has gotten so much better. It was as if one day I walked in and it just all made sense. I fell into the flow of the kitchen and finally organized all the little bis of information in my mind and I have been enjoying it ever since. I guess I just had to pass through the learning curve.

The hours are pretty tough because like I told you, I am not the best morning person. If you ask Mike or my parents they would probably just roll their eyes at my ridiculous need for sleep. So when my alarm goes off at 5 or 6 am all I want to do is throw my phone against the wall and stay all snuggled up in my bed. By the way, you know what is better than coffee? Riding a bike 20 minutes to work in the dark and sometimes sketchy streets of Paris. Now THAT will wake you up.

And I know what your thinking. This girl can ride a bike?! Yes, its true. I have become a master. Surprising, I know!

So the verdict is that this internship will be great. I am so thankful that I don't want to pull my hair out or cry everyday like I did at the beginning. Things are looking up! It is also pretty cool to go into the store front and see something that I made sitting in the counter with a 23 euro price tag on it.

Here are some of the things that come out of our kitchen each day...


  1. I know new situations can have a bit of a scary, frustrating side...but I'm so so happy to hear that the internship is turning out to be a good fit for you! I can't believe you have already been there seven months! Time really and truly is flying. I'm so happy for your Brit and so proud of how you have persevered through it all (I know how much your family, friends, and Mike mean to you). You give me the courage to do similar things too young lady! Can't wait to see where this all takes you. P.S. Will you be living in SD when you come back???

  2. Oh. My. God. Welcome to my life fall semester! Morning bike rides (like.. no daylight morning) are the worst!!! I'm so so so glad you found your niche at work! All the tough stuff always passes :) love you!!

  3. I'm happy that things are getting better! You're a good professional and I know things will just get better and better cause you rock girl! :)

  4. I want all those treats!! I am so glad you are finding happiness at your new job ;) Now you can sit back and enjoy the last 5 months in Paris as a pastry chef!! Love and miss you Pea!


Merci Beaucoup!