Well to start off I am Aaron and I am 20 years old and a senior in college pursuing a bachelors of science degree in Biology medical sciences or Pre-med. I grew up loving science but also loving to cook, when I was a senior in high school I got a job in a kitchen as a dishwasher and the executive chef noticed I had a knack for food and cooking so he kind of took me under his wing and I became the dish washer / prep-cook. They did huge banquets weekly, a lot of times it was for 300-600 people so it was a busy kitchen and I loved it. He taught me knife techniques, cooking techniques and my interest in food grew in a major way, but my love for science and medicine grew at the same time. I took every science course available at my school. I graduated high school 2 years early and started college barely 17 years old. I was torn between science and cooking, a weird combination I know but I decided on science. My first semester of college I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease and ever since its been a tough road. If you aren't familiar with the disease its a gastrointestinal disease that affects the mouth all the way through. I know this is long and all over the place but I am about to pull it all together! 3 years later here I am, struggling with my health through college and in the back of my mind I always wondered could I be a chef and would I love it? A lot of people notice I have a sort of talent when it comes to cooking like the chef that took me under his wing noticed in me. I am 2 or 3 semesters away from having my Bachelors Degree in Biology but I have decided to stop and in August I am attending culinary school at a local community college to see if thats where my heart truly is. I also have linked Science to Cooking which isn't new for people its just new for me! Having an illness that deals with the stomach food plays a HUGE roll in how well my stomach is and what I can and cannot eat during times of 'Flares' It has been a hard few months deciding to put a halt on my love for medicine and to pursue my other love and thats food and cooking. I am excited to start and torn at the same time. Its a HUGE change completely opposite from what I am doing now but I don't wanna look back and think what could have been? Im not stopping because I have horrible grades and can't get into medical school, I have a decent shot at getting in honestly but I just don't know if its the right career choice for me. I LOVE cooking and I work at a restaurant now as a waiter and doing a bit of cooking with them and I really enjoy it. Just wondering if anyones been in this type of situation? Sorry it was so long but its a long story to get to where I am right now theres so much that plays into this whole situation that I can't leave some things out! Would be awesome to hear from you guys!