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Given over - A little less than a happy high
Given over
I've spent eight weeks as an apprentice, and though I've been asked to stay on for a little bit yet, I've completed the official program of study. At eight weeks, I have a decent understanding of anatomy, different approaches for butchering each animal, and skills and techniques to draw upon as I work. I also have a keen awareness that I'm barely beginning. I learn things every time I pick up a knife, and that's amazing and intense and more than a little scary. I still make mistakes, I am slower than I should be, and I should probably spend the next couple of weeks doing nothing but cutting steaks. The absolutely crazy thing is that I don't care. It just feels so fucking right.
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From: dsgood Date: April 3rd, 2011 01:24 am (UTC) (Link)

canonfire From: canonfire Date: April 3rd, 2011 01:57 am (UTC) (Link)
This pleases me.
stochasticgirl From: stochasticgirl Date: April 3rd, 2011 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
The absolutely crazy thing is that I don't care. It just feels so fucking right.

It pleases me very much, too.
eclectician From: eclectician Date: April 3rd, 2011 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Something to be said for taking what feels right and rolling with it.
tarotchan From: tarotchan Date: April 3rd, 2011 09:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Go you on following your bliss!
From: couplingchaos Date: April 3rd, 2011 02:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is great. :D
oceanic From: oceanic Date: April 3rd, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
*The biggest high-five in the world*
faux_eonix From: faux_eonix Date: April 3rd, 2011 04:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
I cannot even begin to tell you how happy this makes me, sweetie. I'm so proud of you for taking the leap and pursuing something that makes you happy.
bbbsg From: bbbsg Date: April 3rd, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
awesome :)
wildflowersoul From: wildflowersoul Date: April 3rd, 2011 08:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
learnedax From: learnedax Date: April 4th, 2011 02:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Kick ass.
sassyinkpen From: sassyinkpen Date: April 4th, 2011 02:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't think of a better thing for you.
coraline From: coraline Date: April 4th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's a sign that you're doing the right thing for you.
i am so happy for you.
_meej_ From: _meej_ Date: April 4th, 2011 08:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
Rock on, sir. :-)
schizohedron From: schizohedron Date: April 7th, 2011 09:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fuckin' A, as they say. And they're right.

I've seen massive amounts of passion and even bliss in your updates since you made this leap. I've seen it in your posts about baking, brewing, cooking, and pottery. I see it here. Well-earned and richly deserved.
cook_ting From: cook_ting Date: April 11th, 2011 01:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
You'll always make mistakes. There will always be a slip of the knife, a nicked left hand, a cut that went poorly. Perfection is impossible to achieve, but if you enjoy the work you'll make it look effortless in time.
(no subject) - riwulath - Expand
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