The semester is coming to an end and that means the 20-time projects are wrapping up. I’ve learned much from this project starting from the brainstorming until now. In the I beginning I didn’t believe I could get through this project, but now I am confident that if I I put my mind to something I can get through anything. My baking skills have really improved and that is also a field I have widened my knowledge in. I think this project was a really enlightening experience.
The information I researched for this project could help anyone who would wish to pursuit a career in baking because instead of needing to spend hours researching they can do a quick scan of my paper to see if this is what they wish to do. If someone doesn’t feel this is the career for them then I would have saved them some work.
The only 20 time work I need to complete for this weekend is baking cookies to donate. I plan to have them done this weekend, but if not I will do it over Christmas break. I have set aside a recipe I can use and then I just need to get it done.
Some professional opportunities that are available for someone who is interested in pursuiting a career with baking are baking instructors, bakers, or going to college for baking. I found a lot of colleges that are available for baking. A lot of those choices are baking schools. I think if I our suited this type if career I would want to go to a baking school so my career opportunities would widen in perspective of baking. I would probably not want to become a teacher, but I would open a bakery.
This 20-time project has taught me a lot, however Ibelieve the most important lesson I have learned so far is to believing in myself. I think this is the most important lesson because if you have no belief in yourself when going about this project then you’re just going to go straight down. For example, when I started this project I didn’t have much belief in it and myself, but once I started to get it down and understand what it’s all about then I started to believe in myself and that helped me push through. Also, believing in myself also helps me through other things in life. Another example, I’m a gymnast so if I do not believe in myself the sport has no advancement and I learn nothing, but because I do believe in myself I can make amazing progress and do amazing things with myself. I believe that believing in yourself is one of the most important life skills.
Last Friday our class performed our pitch day presentations. I believe I performed very well. Also, not many problems were encountered. The guests we had in class observing our projects gave me some good ideas and encouraged my project, thus driving it to a new level. However, something that could be fixed for the future of presentations is when I am speaking I tend to get ahead of my game and begin to go out of order, so that is something I could improve upon. Another thing is I had lost my voice the previous day, so it was harder to speak clearly and presentable, but in the end I think I did a very good job.
So far in this project I have baked and baked and baked. I have been baking something new every week. So far I have made a pumpkin roll, lemon meringue pie, and banana bread. I have also contacted some aithorities to help guide me in the direction needed. Contacting these people helped organize my plans and make an achievable outcome.
In this project I have learned that it isn’t a bad thing to learn something new or to try something never done before. For example, I probably never would have started to bake or I would never had done something like make a donatiom of cookies for a nursing home.
In “the real world” I have learned to contact people I would not normally associate with and learned to exit my comfort zone and achieve something amazing. I haven’t been faced with too many problems so far in this project except for the specifications in cookie ingredients. I am suppose to shy away from nuts, so the type of cookies I bake will be limited. This has taught me to scoot my way around problems and find a way out of them.
I have sent an email to the Pleasant Acres Nursing Home and they have yet to respond. The comment I left comprised of the questions: Are cookies allowed to be donated around Christmas time? If so, are there any restrictions to what ingredients can or cannot be added? The only issues I really have so far is not receiving a response right away. Other than that I seem to be good to go for now. However, if it does not work out and I cannot donate cookies that will cause a complication.
From this part of the assignment I learned many things. For starters, I should have sent an email Friday so I would’ve had a better chance of receiving a response sooner. Also, I learned that higher authority can play a big role in things. From here I am just going to continue with baking something new every week until Christmas time when I will donate my cookies. So far I have baked a pumpkin roll and a lemon meringue pie.