I do my best to be my authentic self. I am far from perfect and I don’t aspire to be perfect. Perfect is boring. To me authenticity is showing all sides of my self and being ok with how I am perceived by others. One of the hardest lessons for me to learn over the past couple of years is to not let other people’s perception of me hold me back.

We all get sucked into the images and posts we see about people and their lives. I so appreciate the people that I meet that are exactly they way they portray themselves on social media. Not just all the pretty pics and all the good stuff, but the real stuff. The bad days that stop us in our tracks and make us feel all the feelings, ugly cry, reflect. The amazing days where we are so overjoyed we are beaming with excitement and cannot stop smiling and the days filled with confusion, stress, feelings of being overwhelmed.

I am learning to embrace it all and feel all the feels. My passion is what propels me on this journey and I am so grateful for all the crazy bumps and bruises I have gained on this roller coaster ride. It has made me stronger, happier and a better version of myself.

I am grateful to each of you for all your support. Feel free to reach out to me anytime. I am happy to share with you the good, the bad and the ugly cry days that have made me the unstoppable authentic imperfect badass baker that I am today.



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