After visiting Fork last week, I bought the new book Forklore by its owner, Ellen Yin.
The opening chapters recount Yin's love for food, and how she had been working in a totally different field - healthcare administration - when she realized that she should give the restaurant business a try.
What was the harm? If it didn't work out, she could always return to what she had been doing.
I thought that was a wise observation: If it doesn't work out, you don't curl up and die. You just regroup and move on.
But maybe you'll create a successful and well-respected restaurant in the meantime!
Change is always hard, but the rewards can be amazing when you take a risk that you're passionate about.