What a freaking year, am I right?
This year has been a rollercoaster of emotions and a whirlwind of changes. I left my comfortable career as a professional pastry chef to start this online biz of helping folks, like you, who are baking at home.
Some days I wake up with that paralyzing feeling of “OMG WHAT DID I JUST DO?”
The other days are filled with learning new things like how to build a website or doing basically anything technology related (I’m very much a pen and paper kind of gal). Oh, and excitement. Lots of excitement.
It’s really scary throwing yourself out there, stepping out onto nothing and having to believe that there will be solid ground under your feet.
You see, I loved working in restaurants. I was good at it. Like, really freaking good at it. The adrenaline, the pressure, the extreme creativity, the camaraderie. I loved my job. I loved my bosses and my coworkers. I love the restaurant I was working at.
BUT-- something just wasn’t working.
I began to feel it when my son was born, and I shoved that feeling down and just kept going, because what the heck was I going to do about it anyway? Change careers? (For those who don’t know, restaurants are a hard place to work AND have family-life balance)
So, as the years went on, and my son got older, things got a teeeeny tiny bit easier, but this feeling of “things aren’t working” kept creeping up.
It took a freaking pandemic to wake me up.
For real. When I was forced to take a step back from work and actually slow down (hello virtual school and no childcare) it was staring me in the face. It had nothing to do with my work, or the people I worked with, or my bosses... it had everything to do with ME. My life didn’t fit in that world anymore. After many therapy sessions, lots of tears and finally embracing myself and my life, here I am.
I had to get really real about what I wanted.
At the end of the day, what I loved most about my job was teaching. So one night while my partner and I were making the bed (that’s right, I said night. Don’t judge us!) he said “you know, you could totally help people who are baking at home by starting a business online...” And for the first time, I saw my path very clearly.
So, here I am.
I do want to throw out this disclaimer: This is not a recipe focused blog. There WILL be recipes, sometime just for fun, but they will mostly be companions to a specific technique or skill that I want to break down. My goal is to free you from being held hostage by recipes, and the only way to do that is by breaking down each technique and skill and showing how it all fits together.
There is so much ground to cover, and I am beyond grateful for the chance to transform the way you think about baking. We are here to cheer you on, every step of the way!
Cheers to you,
I know baking by yourself at home can be overwhelming and lonely, and that is why I'm so excited to start sharing what I know with you! Let's get started with this free Flaky Pie Crust Guide...