I’m following my passion. Not just my passion for cheese, but also for supporting sustainable and artisanal food production, continuous learning, interacting with people, teaching, working hard to be the best at what I do, and feeling good about what I do and who I work for.
I’m ending my 13-year career in marketing and advertising. I’m starting a new chapter in my life as a full-time cheese monger. I’m taking a substantial salary cut and making an equal investment in my current and future happiness.
I’m doing something I believe in. And damn, it feels good.
I feel like we should all be sending you $5 a week just for living our dreams. I mean, honestly. How many times a day do we all fantasize about running away from our desk jobs and working with cheese?! You’re like a professional Dream Liver now and deserve endorsements. Maybe some cheese Nikes or your own cheese perfume?
There is this little asshole (like 3 years old) who has been pushing and hitting my son at the playground this evening. His mom is walking laps around the park and isn’t telling him to stop.
A minute ago his older brother pushed him and he fell down and hurt himself.
I smiled and said, “good” under my breath.
Does that make me a bad person? Because that kid is a total asshole.
When I see/experience things like that, I say something myself. If the kids’ parents aren’t getting involved, it means that they assume that things will work themselves out. Which includes another adult saying “stop it!” I won’t touch anyone else’s kid, but I will tell them to behave. I have no qualms whatsoever.
This weekend at the science center, there were some bigger kids being rowdy and mean in a small kids play area where my nephew (age 7) happened to be and Ryan let Kidlet manage it for a while, but once one of the big kids shoved him, Ryan stepped right up and said “HEY! DON’T DO THAT. YOU KEEP YOUR HANDS TO YOURSELF.” and the kid apologized to Kidlet and didn’t do it again. Ryan wasn’t a jerk, wasn’t a bully, he was just firm and the other kid respected that. Plus, what could the parents have objected to (if they had actually been supervising their children!)? Nothing. It’s not okay to push and shove, period. Play nice, and everybody has a good time.