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For Nicole’s Story, I will refer to my first blog post, ever. It was published: November, 2010
The birth of a “
How did I arrive at this point in my life? This is the question that I have been asking myself for several months now, since I decided to move forward with this venture! One year ago, I was a PE paraprofessional in my local elementary school, nervously anticipating my teaching internship which was to start in January. I dearly loved my job. It was ideal, personally, because both of my children were students at the school, and a huge chunk of my social circle were part of the faculty and staff. Professionally, I discovered early on that I LOVED working with the students, and to this day, I miss their smiling faces, their eagerness, and the deep sense of fulfillment I felt as I watched them achieve their goals. However, I dreaded my internship…it was going to be at a different school and I knew, intuitively, that teaching “in the classroom” was not my passion. Despite my reservations, my internship was successful, I graduated with honors and am now fully certified to teach in Elementary School K-6 and Physical Education K-12. This had been my goal for the previous 6 years, which is why my next move was so ironic…
The tides in the field of teaching were turning, had been for several years. A few “bad apples” in the media gave our entire profession, which in my opinion is THE
Many, many moons ago, I went to culinary school, and I had a special interest in pastry and baking. As it turns out, I had even more of a special interest in a particular Pastry Chef. We married, had two kids and I spent the next several years happily raising our children and supporting his career, which had really started to take off! I didn’t actually go back to work, until my PE job that I started when my oldest daughter, went to kindergarten.
Opening our own
In 2011, we opened “David Ramirez Chocolates”, and that’s how I became a “