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Obligatory Statement of New Year’s Resolution

January 3, 2017

Every year should be a year to learn from your trials and hurdles!

As I mentioned in a previous post, I started vending at a farmer’s market. I learned that people like my baking and I would do even better if I had an actual location. After the election, it seems nothing is a sure bet though.

I’m hesitant because I don’t even own a house yet. Do I even want to stay in Philadelphia? A brick and mortar place means I’m sticking around. So many questions, but I do know what I want in 2017.

What I want to do this year:

  1. Get back to my mission statement. My focus is retro desserts and I have gone way off in my attempt to please everyone.
  2. Go out more. I stupidly felt that going to nice restaurants meant going with a companion. Considering that I’m chronically single waiting to go to nice restaurants meant I rarely went nice restaurants. Well, that’s stupid. I should go to nice restaurants when I fucking want to.
  3. Getting back in shape. Less snacking, more moving.
  4. Travel. Oh, I missed traveling. I met terrific people this year, but the open road is calling me.
    4a.  Major travel goal: Malta … of course if I’m THAT close to Italy it would be rude not to visit that beautiful country.
    4b. Definitely going to visit because it’s awesome: Montreal 375th Anniversary

At least I learned that people really appreciate my baking and services.  At this age and watching so much Kitchen Nightmares and Bar Rescue I don’t know if I want to use my savings for a bakery. The two things Philadelphia doesn’t need any more of are bakeries and banks.

There’s a lot to consider and do in the new year.

Story, recipe, and photos by Dana Prophet

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