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Old 01-17-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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Is 45 Too Old For Cooking School?

Okay, so I have hated the last year except for when I am cooking. I've hated my employer, I've hated being unemployed less than my employer, I have hated drifting wondering "what do I want to be" and having the answer always be "bartender" or "chef" because I was a bartender in Cali but have never been a chef but love to cook (okay, that was a long run on sentence).

So, after "parting ways" with my former employer, I called the Culinary Arts Institute, but am I too old? I love cooking. I watch every movie that centers around food, I watch my favorite cooking shows 10 times each ep, if there's nothing on, I'm watching the Food Network or cooking.

So is this just stupid at my age? To even consider going to cooking school and starting all over again.

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Old 01-17-2009, 07:07 PM   #2
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I don't believe a person is ever too old for anything If it's something you want to do then just do it
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:09 PM   #3
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You are never too old!!!!

My mom went back to school and got her Master's degree when she was in her late 50's!

Go for the gusto!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:11 PM   #4
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If you have a passion for something, you are never too old to learn. And 45 is not old!!!!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:14 PM   #5
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Hey, take it from one who knows - 45 is NOT old. I started a new career at 45 myself, and I never regretted it. If you're going to work for +/- 20 more years, why not do something you enjoy!!! Go for it....
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:16 PM   #6
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Go for it! You're never too old...and who said 45 was old anyway!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:28 PM   #7
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Julia Child didn't even begin to do any "real" cooking until she was 40, so 45 should be child's play. Go for it!
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Old 01-17-2009, 07:56 PM   #8
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I hope not. I'm 45 and I'd hate to think that 45 too old to try a new career path. Go for it. If it is something you want to do and you love then it will be a wonderful adventure.
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:10 PM   #9
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definitely not too old. Follow your passion.

Julia Child was over 50 when she went on tv the first time!
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Old 01-17-2009, 08:33 PM   #10
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Hey, I don't mean to make anyone who's 45 feel old, but I do. I feel very, very old. The women in my family don't live much past 60 so I guess it just feels old.

It is so great to know Julia Child didn't start until she was older, that's a great encouragement.

You know, I've got this great spice rack that encourages me every time I look at it. This really cool guy made it for me and it is perfect, and it's got a twin just biding his time waiting for a whole bunch of really great spice additions. Katie knows what I'm referring to.

This is a passion and my job situation sucks, has for a year, so maybe I should follow my passion and trust in the higher powers to provide.
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