When I first decided to start selling my cookies I had visions of perfectly baked, decorated and wrapped cookies all tied with a cute little bow. I imagined my cute, pink apron that would always be perfectly pressed and clean. On Sunday at 3:00am as I dragged my weary self to bed I had an epiphany. I love to make my cookies. I love to create little sweet, sugary works of art. I love turning a dog paw cookie cutter into a bouquet of flowers. I get giddy thinking about how I am going to turn the wall paper design on my blog page into an adorable cookie that everyone will love. Most importantly I realized that every good thing takes time and dedication. Passion is not always enough.
I am committed to making an Awesome Cookie with fresh, quality ingredients. I will deliver what I say I am going to. I will make sure that every cookie is decorated and packaged in a way that shows the incredible pride that I have in my business. Until I reach my sugar cookie Shangri-La, I am committed to learning along the way. I will accept that humidity does play games with Royal Icing. I will gladly change piping bags to squeeze bottles and back again until it feels right. I will keep reminding myself that the cookies I see on websites are like first dates, it's the best that person has to offer. I would rather go to bed exhausted at 3am, knowing that I am pursuing my passion than restlessly dream about what could possibly be, if I was perfect.
Welcome to my Journey.