The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. – Walt Disney

Where to begin?  Ah, I know.  The beginning.  (Sort of.)

My career path has looked less like this:

Straight Ahead
Image Courtesy Lorenzoclick, Flickr Creative Commons

And a whole lot more like this:

Curvy Road
Image Courtesy Shawn Kincade, Flickr Creative Commons

You see, I didn’t know what I wanted to be when I grew up, until I was 34 (and then it still took a while to refine it.)

I spent time out of college working in clerical positions while I determined whether To Law School or Not To Law School. Fortunately for my peace of mind and debt load, Not To won out.

But then what? Enter the Follow My Passion Phase, which happened to be cooking. I took my English degree and put it to work for me…in a kitchen.

While I learned a ton working for incredible hospitality giants like The Walt Disney Company and the Ritz Carlton, the work has hard and the pay sucked. And so, I hung up the passion for a good old fashioned corporate job.

After climbing the ranks a bit, getting married, and having a baby, it was time for another turn. In 2005, I left my job as a project manager. I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew I hated what I was doing.

Soon, my attention turned to a new career path: writing. It was a natural fit, really.

Lemon Cream Pie with Strawberries
Pie, Y’all

These days, you’ll find me traveling, writing, cooking, and somedays, heading back to my old Disney stomping grounds to pretend I’m on vacation.  Here, you’ll find that I mostly write about my passion for travel, good food and wine, and how those intertwine with family.

We make Central Florida our home.  If you would like to speak to me about travel opportunities and promotions, about writing or speaking engagements, or about in-home cooking lessons, please email me at brooke.e.fehr@gmail.com . I’d love to chat with you.

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