Hi, For years now I have been looking into a career as a pastry chef, baking is something I love and something I am very good at. I have recently been accepted into the CIA, and now I am beginning to question if this is the right career for me. I have never been under false impressions that this would be a glamorous life, I know that it will be long hours, crappy pay, and working just about every holiday. What is leaving me to question if this is the right career for me is the fact that I also want to be a mother. I want to be able to be a mother that will see her kids for more than ten minutes a day, I want to be able to be home with them until they are school age, and even then I want to be able to get them up for school in the morning and have dinner with them in the evenings ( at least a couple days a week). I am hoping that is someone who can give me some answers as to if the two things are even remotely possible to have together? is it possible to be a involved mother and a Pastry Chef?