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post #106 of 192
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!
post #107 of 192
I guess I don't have much new to say except "Wow! This is not what I was expecting". icon_eek.gif

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. icon_lol.gif 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!
post #108 of 192
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 youicon_smile.gif
post #109 of 192
Best of luck to you! I look forward to seeing where this journey takes you next!!
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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.

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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

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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
post #111 of 192
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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! icon_biggrin.gif 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!
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post #112 of 192
Debi,
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.
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post #113 of 192
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
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post #114 of 192
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! icon_smile.gificon_smile.gificon_smile.gif hahahah
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post #115 of 192
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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!!!
post #116 of 192
All my best to you Debi
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post #117 of 192
I know all about those arthritic pains! Enjoy your break!.
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post #118 of 192
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... 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! thumbs_up.gif
post #119 of 192
Best wishes to you in your next adventure!
post #120 of 192
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.
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