hey guys, i'm 28 yrs old. yes, i'm too old to cook, i get it. all i have to say is this: i loved cooking my whole life and was too much of a %&$#@ to try and do anything about it. i now am fed up with my current job and want to do something i like for "ONCE" in my life which is to cook and become a chef. i honestly dont give a %$#@ what people say or how hard it is. i've read so many things and talked to so many people. thing is, it's my passion, if i make $0 dollars a day i could care less. if i die early from stroke because of it i could give a f***. is this enough of a passion to want to make it to become a chef? i dont mind working 15 hrs a day for years but eventually that'll pay off right? i just dont want to make a mistake with this decision but i've had it up to here with people telling me i should become a chef, only to google some article that makes me feel like it's not possible for anyone over 22 yrs old. i really am fed up with this and i want to cook, i want to make great food. i cook already everyday and try to master every technique i get a chance to read about. i've sous vide, i've braised my favorite is making pizza dough from scratch (which i have an excellent recipe for that took me 5+ years to develop), ive made macarons, souffles, i mean everything. and i dont stop making anything i cook until i get it right. i'm sort of maniacal when it comes to cooking, i cannot accept anything less than perfect for the most part. it pains me to cook until 4am sometimes just trying to master some dish but i do it anyway because i know one day this skill will pay off as ultimately, like any chef, i want to have a restaurant some day. okay not a restaurant, but more of a pizzeria and beer type place with very moorish comfort stick to your ribs type food. honestly guys, if you guys think that at my age of 28 with the personality i have and the passion i have for making great food i can't make it in this business or im too old, then i really fired up to prove some people wrong. anthony bourdains article about how if you're 32 just walk away from it is infuriating. how can i walk away from something i dream about everyday of my life? i'm really upset and confused at the same time. my life is in the fire at this point until something changes. whooo....feels good to vent.