I know lots of you were very very very concerned and wanting to know what happened between me and Jayde Fuzion.
I will tell you now.
I moved of from Jayde Fuzion and I’m no longer executive chef at the restaurant. (since March 1st 2014)
I moved to Las Vegas last Nov 1st by myself. It was a tough decision to me and my hubby even though it was extremely exciting happening to our lives.
My hubby is in U.S Air Force and there was no choice that he could move out with me. Yes, lots of you asked me why not he apply a job in Air Force Base in Las Vegas, but it’s not easy as it seems.
He tried to go a closer base several times as soon as I won the show(it was early Aug), even before the show aired. But nothing worked out and it seems like Air Force didn’t want to move him from Mississippi. Something we military family have to understand. It’s not a regular job. Even though it was my dream job, I wasn’t sure if I want to go out there all by myself and live apart from my family.
But I couldn’t let this opportunity slip through my fingers so I decided to move by myself.
I had SO much fun there creating menu, developing recipes with the chefs. Working hard was never fun as I was working in the kitchen. Didn’t matter how long, it never felt like working to me when I was in the kitchen. Most of all, to meet you all in person. That was the coolest part of whole entire experience to me. It was just thrilled and amazed me how many of you would love to make a special trip just to see me and try my food and share your joy with me. I had so much fun and it was a lovely experience. But working long hours and go to empty home was really sad. Every night I had hard time going back home because I had no reason to be back.
I missed my family. I felt so lonely.
I didn’t know how long I could handle this, because there were no promise when my hubby and I will be together again? Do we have to live like this for 1 year? 2 years? 3 or even longer?
My hubby said Mississippi home doesn’t feel like home anymore because I’m not there anymore. I’ve never felt the Las Vegas apartment is my ‘home’. Then where is our ‘home’? We were lost.
I just wanted to cuddle with my hubby after a hard day(trust me, more than enough those days) or have a meal together and talk about how was our week and catch up.
Different work time plus 2 hours time difference made us even hard to talking on the phone everyday. I learned how much I need him in my life and noticed that how big inspiration he is for me to keep cooking.
Enough is enough. I decided to go ‘home’. The fame, money and all the good stuff is nothing when you’re alone.
I knew what my heart want. I might didn’t make the ‘smartest’ decision, but I made the decision what my heart wanted to make.
The opportunities are come and go. I take it or leave it.
What opportunity I’m going to take is my freedom. No one tells me which one to take or which one is good for me.
God says only 3 answers to your pray;
- Not yet.
- I have something better in mind.
And I’m keep praying, praying and praying.
I’m so happy to be back home with my hubby. My inspiration, my muse and my everything.
I am currently keep making my YouTube cooking videos(I’ve been doing for about 3 years) and sharing my recipes. I’ve got my big smile back and I feel enthusiasm again toward sharing my food and recipes.
I believe there are so many more opportunities for me and I’m ready!
Thank you so much for your support from bottom of my heart.
I can’t thank enough for all your support and love. I really feel like you guys are the members of my family. 🙂
Please be there for me as you are right now. <3
I love you all so much!!!
For those who want to know what’s going on with the restaurant after I left, they are still serving the original menu as I’ve known so far. So if you still want to check out the restaurant, go ahead and do it. The restaurant is very beautiful.
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Those who out there telling me that I “gave up” my dream, I want to tell you on your face that I did NOT give up dream. Just because I led go one of thousands opportunities, doesn’t mean I gave up.
I made my decision based on my lifestyle, what I think important most. Happiness.
I’m still working harder and harder every single day, and I choose to work for MYSELF and MY BRAND.
Thank you for your respect.