“I made beer!” I said excitedly to just about anyone who would listen, and to many who didn’t.
I know it sounded goofy, saying this to a bunch of students and teachers of brewing, but I couldn’t help it. I had made a beer to style, from creating the recipe for an Oktoberfest to carbonation. Unlike everything I had done in the past, whether teaching/IT/webdesign/whatever, this was something I could point to, something physical, something that people wanted and would make them happy. Something I MADE FROM SCRATCH. It made me giddy.
Whenever I feel those moments of self-doubt, I need to remind myself of this day and this feeling, because this feeling is how I know I am on the right path.