So…I’m at a crossroads in my life and I’d like to share it with you.
First off, I have decided to go back to school. For nursing.
No, not for culinary school. Not for Psychology. Not for photography.
Not even close, really. Nursing.
Dustin and I have been talking a lot lately about our family, our future, our goals, our motivations, our dreams, our plans and so on.
I’ve realized something: I’m just not a business woman. It was very hard for me to admit this, but it’s true. I learned so much in the process of creating Sweet Pea Chef, but, if I’m being honest, I don’t want to run my own business. Though I didn’t know this about myself when I started, I know now I don’t want to be an entrepreneur — at least, not in this way. I don’t want to make all the decisions, do all the advertising, pay all the bills. I just don’t wanna!
What I do want is to cook. And to eat. And to enjoy my two amazing little girls and my wonderful husband. And to start to be my own person again.
It’s time for me to re-discover Lacey. For most of my life, I was Lacey Stevens. Then, I was Lacey Stevens-Baier. Then, I was Sweet Pea Chef.
Now, I am Lacey Baier. I like Lacey Baier. She has confidence. She’s a pretty cool mama. She wears make-up and dresses like she’s worth something. She has a food blog where she shares her foodie and photography hobbies. She cares what people think about her. She accepts it’s okay to care and to be sexy. She knows what she wants and she embraces it.
She’s gonna be a nurse.
Frankly, I haven’t known how to treat my blog now that I have made these major changes in my life. I’m still not quite sure, either. What I do know is that I need this blog. I need this creative outlet, this journey to “enjoy,” this connection with you. This blog has played an amazing and powerful role in my life. It is, in a large part, what has helped me be…me!
For that, I sincerely thank you and I hope you stay with me on this new journey.