George Brown College has a certificate program called Food in the Media. The compulsory classes are a basic Culinary course, Creative Plating, and Food Styling. From there I can choose 5 more electives such as food photography, food writing, design, and other cooking/baking classes that I choose.
I've mapped out my courses, and will be taking the first 4 this winter/spring. I'll have a few months off in July and August and then return to school to finish the program. I will have my certificate before the end of the year. I'm even taking classes that are outside of the program just for the sake of it... cheese apprecation is next month. I may convince Trev to take Marzipan scupture with me in June. I'm sure if I had a couple thousand to kick around, I'd probably enroll in a dozen more classes just for fun. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed college.
More than that, I'm just so happy to be finally doing what I say I'm going to do. I've been *talking* about being a stylist, I moved to Toronto to realize that dream in the first place, but I've put it off. I'm not sure if I was afraid to fail, or if I was just as afraid of succeeding... or maybe I just wasn't ready to move forward until the dust settled on my past.
Whatever the case, I'm moving forward, I'm making things happen, and I'm more focused than I have been in a long time. It's nice.