Happy New Year! Well, 2015 doesn’t feel much different, as I am spending my day the same as any other random day of the year – in the kitchen. What is different is that I’m spending my time here in the Fix Serve community and have migrated from my old blog, Pie Eyed, bidding it adieu with gratitude and affection for giving me a safe space to try my hand at blogging. If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the About page and the My Story page to better understand what I’m up to. I had a couple of friends this year who played a major role in helping me activate my ideas. I’m a relentless dreamer, the downfall being that I have a hard time deciphering which dreams I should embrace and which ones are just that; dreaming. Right now, in this moment, I am dreaming about:
- I want to quit my job and buy a coffee farm
- I want to adopt a child
- I want to write a book
- I want to get an MBA
- I want to work in impact investing and learn about how to bring people out of poverty through sustainable and culturally relevant business investments. But I need an MBA first.
- I want to find all the people who influence my life in big and small ways and tell them just that. Then I want to hear their stories, how they are just like me, living out their own personal dreams and demonstrating that the exceptional is usually found underneath the ordinary.
Early in the year, a friend gave me this notebook. It was one of the most meaningful things I have ever been given because it was the acknowledgement that I needed to know that somewhere in all of my dreams were ones that I needed to trust. The gift came at a time when I was exhausting myself on all of my thoughts, and this little book gave me permission to write down the dreams that I wanted to trust and begin to sort through my ideas. Later in the year, another friend took the time to encourage me to take myself more seriously regarding my writing. She is always first in line to give me feedback about my essays and reinforces that what might feel like random thoughts to me, resonate with people. She put me in touch with someone who knows what they are talking about and their advice to embrace my idea and put it out into the world was the final push I needed – it was time to trust my crazy ideas. To my friends, and to the friends that will come into my life this year, a toast to you as I make champagne cupcakes to welcome this first day of the new year. Visit Sprinkle Bakes for the recipe – it’s amazing and I make it every year! Here’s to being fed in more ways that one in the year ahead!