So, it seems like working in pastry arts…not so great for diabetes. My doctor has asked me to consider leaving my job. Given that I just got my lab results back, I think I should. Apparently inhaling powdered sugar 6 days a week hasn’t been doing me any favors. But now I’m in a tricky position. I love my co-workers and I’m great at my job but I need to find something that won’t screw up my health. So now I wonder if investing my future in the culinary arts was a poor life choice.
With such grueling hours, few chances to tend to monitoring my health, and less than ideal food choices surrounding me, I think I’ve made a mistake. A mistake that I stuck all of my eggs in. I have no idea where to go from here. I could stay in the field, but if I can’t find a job that doesn’t adversely affect my health I might as well have stayed at my current job. I could look into a different field, but I have no idea where to start when all of my education and work experience are wrapped up in something else.
I’m kind of panicing and have no idea what to do or where to turn. I don’t want to hop from job to job looking for something that fits my health needs. I want to be able to establish a career. Unfortunately, until I can figure out what will balance my wants and needs, I’m stuck in limbo.