I certainly intended to write this much sooner than I am now, but I've learned just how hectic work life can be around the holidays. Lots of picky eaters and entitled opinions about what I'm making. Seriously, nothing pisses off a chef more than someone insisting on ordering something off-menu. I barely even had the time to let my muscles recover after work! But that's part of the reason I'm writing about this now. I'm looking back at the past year and reflecting on how much I have changed, and how my work has changed in the process.