While I still work one day a week at the bakery, I'm now working full-time for a computer company in tech support. This is an increase in pay with better hours, but I miss the kitchen. On the up side, I now have more time, and customers, for my little sideline baking not-quite-a-business. It's amazing how many people here want cookies, cupcakes, tarts, and all kinds of cakes. I even have a set of wedding cakes scheduled for later this summer (this included a groom's cake shaped like Moya). I also started working as a personal chef for a friend once a week. While I'm not sure I'd want to do that for a living, we're trading professional services and her skills come in very handy.
It's amazing how happy I was to be involved with high tech again. One of these days I'll find a way to combine it with my obsession with pastries. And on that day–I'll be a truly content person.
Update: My friend that I'm trading work with is a talented programmer and interior decorator, but the most useful skill that I plan on taking advantage of, is her organizational skill. Yes, people paid her lots of money to organize their homes and offices. Bartering services rocks!