Opening this thread, I had a moment like reading one of those really good books
First: (dramatic gasp) NO WAY!! She's leaving us?
Second: Yay! You go girl!
Third: Whew, ok, she's not leaving us.
I know I'm still a newbie around here, but I don't think there's a person on CC that you haven't helped or inspired at least a couple of times. Thank you! You're awesome!
And BIG congrats on the grant and going back to school! I really envy your future students. I hope your neck starts to feel better. I can't even handle whiplash, much less a chronic neck problem. You're gonna be a GREAT teacher. As many have said already, you already are here! Even now, you are teaching us to know our limits.
Glad you're staying with us!!
I'm shocked - but very happy for you ! You have always been our voice of reason, our book of information, and our comic relief around here....I'm so glad you are staying !
You deserve this 'second round'! I know you will be a great teacher with those junior high kids- kicking butt and takin' names and giving inspiration at the same time - just like you are here with us !
Please take care of yourself and try to get more help with the pain - we want you to be around here for a long, long time !
Well, that's a shock to those of us that don't know you! But it seems like you will have a LOT going on, and exciting new opportunities that will keep you challenged without compromising your health.
Best of luck in your new endeavours, and I hope we continue see you around theses parts, as promised... This community has benefitted so much from your no-nonsense advice and practical experience.
Well it's been along time around here huh....We have been around since CC was started....seen alot,typed alot,learned alot...I know whatever you pursue will be with passion and conviction so You go Girl!!
Wow. this is such a shock. Everytime I am in Indy and seea Wedding or party I wonder if it is you catering it. I was at the Omni just last weekend and they always have parties there. Good luck on whatever you decide to do.
wow,when i opened up the thread and saw your picture,i thought..."no,no,no,she can't be giving this up!" i do understand though,you have to keep yourself healthy,that come's first! how exciting that you get to go back to school to fulfill another dream of yours. thank you for all of the threads with the awesome advise and your wonderful sense of humor! best of luck with going back to school and being a teacher!
What is that you say?
Indy is doing what?
You have got to be kidding!!!
Oh no....now what are we going to do??????
Oh, ok.....as long as she's not leaving CC!!!!!
Scare the crap out of us will ya!
Sounds like you have your ducks in a row (would not have expected anything less) and that success in your new adventures are not far behind. Congratulations!
Keep us posted on what is going on as we love your stories and your "opinions" and choice of "words". And thanks again for sharing your famous BC recipe with all of us!!
Well....Indydeb says......then it's gospel......and if Indydeb says "not"....then it ain't so!!!
What a shock! Hopefully you'll continue to give all of us here on CC advice! Good luck in your new endeavors!
Congratulations on going back to school - and getting a grant, no less. My DH is about to go back to school through a new extended Post-9-11 GI Bill (100% covered + stipend for books, etc.), so another opportunity that cannot be passed up. He's pursuing the dream to be a college Accounting Prof.
I wish you happy, less-painful days. My neck pain was not caused by a car accident, but rather an "ocean accident" where a huge wave kicked my butt and also cracked ribs and messed with my neck vertebrae. I feel like I will always be "recovering."
Thank you for being a valuable teacher here on CC and I am glad to hear you will not be leaving us entirely
That's me being sad for me. but extemely happy for you in you new endeavor.
Hey don't knock my December wardrobe ~ I only wear Christmas sweaters and tops in December. It sure makes my 'what to wear today' question easy and have been doing this for 18 years.
I know about your pain ~ I too have arthritis in my neck to the extent of 'being a pain in the neck' to most. I also have arthritis in my tailbone thus 'being a pain in the butt' to most. Really it's true. It's where my arthritis pains are but now I feel it is creeping into my hands.
When I was at the university ages and ages ago my history prof was Japanese and I couldn't understand a word he said (his English was awful and I always thought he thought that Japan won the war). Needless to say I did not do well in his class. As far as me enjoying history I think I would have done well in it if it had more of the 'smut' thrown in to keep me interested. You know along the lines of a Rosemary Rogers novel. We all know it happened ~ it was just never talked about in history classes.
Do enjoy your new direction, do well in school and I will continue to look forward to your sage advice and honesty and humorous quips.
Awwww man!! Well, congratulations on pursuing your dream career; I think you will be an awesome teacher!!
Oh, PLEASE don't stop posting to us on here!! Your advice is so needed AND we need your sense of humor!!
I haven't really been on in ages so when I came on today and saw this post today, needless to say I was shocked.
I hope Debi that you get some relief from your neck pain and I wish you the best in your future endeavors. I know your going to knock them all dead!!!
With your attitude, I know you can do anything you set your heart to. And do it well too.
All the best
I am mostly just a lurker, but I have learned sooo much from your posts and bits of wisdom. I wish you all the best in this new, exciting chapter of your life.
Indy, you have been such an inspiration to me. You can always be counted on to give advice, words of wisdom, encouragement, praise and even a kick in the pants when needed. Thank you so very much.
I wish you the very, very best in your endeavours. With the love and support from all your CC friends, added to your immense drive, creativity and ambition, you are sure to succeed.
Hugs from Newfoundland!!!
How exciting for you! I teach grade 8 history, and I absolutely love it. The textbooks are brutal, so you really have to search for exciting information and resources that will pull the students back in time, but if you're passionate about the subject, your students will share your passion. Best wishes!
I guess I don't have much new to say except "Wow! This is not what I was expecting".
Debi, you have been, and I know you will continue to be such a help and inspiration. At some point every day, I catch myself saying to my hubby "Indydebi says...." to make some point.
I totally and completely understand the headaches and neck pain. I was in a car accident at 26, so for the last 20 years, I too have had to watch how I sit, watch how I sleep, how I hold my head, etc, or I get tremendous headaches. I currently take medicine every night to keep me from waking up with a headache every day. Sometimes, I felt like I was the only one like this.
Debi, you will be a fantastic teacher, since you already are to us. Your students will be very blessed to have you.
I'm glad you will be staying here with us. Keep us updated on your new adventures!
I have to say that I was surprised to read that was from you, but I need to thank you for posting that. I had to close up my in home bakery last month for multiple reasons, but the main was that my hand was giving me all kinds of problems and I was facing surgery if I didn't quit using it. I felt like I was the only one going through this and I was so disappointed that I had to close up shop. I haven't even told any of my friends yet because I was embarassed. Knowing that someone else is going through the same thing and that you have such a positive attitude about it really made a difference for me. Thank you
Best of luck to you! I look forward to seeing where this journey takes you next!!
I felt like I was the only one going through this and I was so disappointed that I had to close up shop. I haven't even told any of my friends yet because I was embarassed.
I understand exactly what you mean .... which is why I stipulated "no condolences, please" because most people think it's a sad thing. On the one hand, I'm sorry to close up shop and on the other hand, just keep remembering that you were one of a few that chose to take the big leap, financially and emotionally, to start your business. You battled the daily obstacles we all encounter everyday in running a business. You had the courage and the "1-2-3 GO!" gumption to even TRY. Even if you were in business only one week, that's one week longer at working and living your dream than most people get in their whole lifetime.
My absolutely #1 favorite quote:
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did NOT do that is inconsolable. ---Sydney J. Harris
And other favorites:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams." -----Eleanor Roosevelt
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do ... Explore. Dream. Discover." ----Mark Twain
Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to the end, requires some of the same courage which a soldier needs." ----Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who say it cant be done, should stop interrupting those of us who are doing it.
----Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Dont' stop ..... believing' " ...... Journey
Ill have more time for the writing that Im constantly being encouraged to do, more time/opportunity for public speaking (which is a big passion), and consulting. (So . You know anyone looking for a speaker ?)
Let us know when you get your book done about your life as a caker. He He! I'd definetly buy it.
When I first opened this thread I really didn't expect it to be what it was. I'm sad that the cake world is losing a talented woman but am excited for you that you are pursueing a new chapter in your life. You always have wonderful advice and a great way of explaining things so people can understand them on different levels. I can see you being a teacher, you have after all taught all of us many of things.
Good luck with the road life is taking you done. HUGS!
Speaking as a retired teacher who had no idea I even liked decorating cakes until after I retired, and now believe that I physically can not open a cake shop even though I'd love to... Enjoy each step of the way and do what you love. I believe we only go around once and we have to make it count.
Good Luck in everything you choose to do.
YOU GO GIRL, AND DONT LOOK BACK.
Those who say it cant be done, should stop interrupting those of us who are doing it.
----Ralph Waldo Emerson
so many things
1. Congrats on making the decision! I know it must have been super hard, but making the decision is half the battle.
2. Woo-hoo on going back to school! I will someday go make to get my Master's in Communications. I LOVE school! You're going to make a GREAT history teacher!!!!!
3. So when is your kitchen stuff going on sale on ebay????? I need to stock up! hahahah
I do not post much on here, but have to reply to this one. A big THANK YOU! for all the adivse and lessons you have already taught! I follow alot of the threads and always look to see what your response is. You have been and will continue to be an inspiration to me and I know thousands of others...
I am one of those "thousands" and I have to say that you have inspired me to start my own business... I have just found someone willing to rent me their commercial kitchen and I just cant stop pinching myself. You should definitely think of going into consulting... I am in desperate need of a mentor right now!!! Have a wonderful/relaxing/healing Holiday Season!!!
All my best to you Debi
I know all about those arthritic pains! Enjoy your break!.
... I have just found someone willing to rent me their commercial kitchen and I just cant stop pinching myself.
Congrats!! And keep us all posted on YOUR exciting adventure!
Best wishes to you in your next adventure!
This is so exciting for you Debbi. You've always wanted to teach and now you have the chance. I'm happy for you. Running a business is so stressful and when you have an injury of any kind it just adds to the pressure. I wish you the best in your new adventure. Savor the moment and take it all in.