Over a year ago I decided to bake a cheesecake. A New York Style Cheesecake to be exact, with a strawberry topping, for a girl's night. That fateful night has turned out to be the starting point of a wonderful hobby. At least that's how it began. This hobby of mine grew into a love. That love then grew into a passion. A fiery passion that feels me with so much happiness I almost can't contain myself opening up a package of butter. Dreams of pastries, artisan breads, and chocolate ganache are constantly swimming around in my head. Just the thought of owning my own bakery is...ahhhh...amazing!!!! It will be something people have never seen before, something that will almost transfer you back to another place or time. Although I know it will be a while before this happens, the point is I have a dream. I've never had something I want more badly than this! Having a dream is wonderful. It makes you get up in the morning. It puts a smile to your face and suddenly the day is better and brighter. It's something to look forward to.
Baking is home. When it seems like nothing can go right, and the world is against me, I can bake that 3 layer german's chocolate cake, and voila! Sigh of relief :) I'm pretty sure there are stress relieving properties in the stirring of cake batter and the whipping of egg whites.
So...my challenge to whoever is reading this: if you have a dream, go for it! Doesn't matter what it is. It can be wanting to graduate from college and be a nurse or doctor. It can be wanting to be an olympic swimmer or fly to Paris. No matter how big or small the dream, don't let it go! Hold on to it, nurture it, make it happen! Want to fly to France?? Learn a new language! Haha...whatever the case, just DREAM!