Why the Sweets?

So why the sweets? I assure you there is a legitimate reason 😉

I’ve always loved baking.Growing up there was always dessert in my house. My mom was always baking cookies for school events, cakes for birthdays, and brownies for youth group. Whether it was apple dumplings, banana bread, or good ‘ol fashion chocolate chip cookies I was spoiled with a mother who new how to bake. As a kid, I thought baking was fun but lets be real, I was in it for the raw cookie dough left on the spatula.

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If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time you’ve probably caught on that high school wasn’t the easiest of times for me. There were many times when I felt that I lacked control over my life and my circumstances. It was during this time that I started to bake.

People have different ways of responding to stress, and anxiety. Some go for a run. Others read a book. As neither of those seemed particularly appealing to me, I turned to baking. Without realizing it at the time, baking was something I had control over. I could decide what I wanted to make, how I wanted to make it, and ultimately, I could decide and control the outcome- something that I wasn’t seeing in my life.

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In a sense, this love for baking grew out of the lessons God was teaching me through my pain. That is why I’m adding it to the blog. Believe me, I know this sounds silly but I guess this love of baking represents just one glimmer of beauty that God placed in my life in the midst of a difficult time.

Told ya there was a legit reason 😉

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Sadly my time at college really limits my ability to bake. However, I hope to post at least once or twice every time I’m home on break. In the mean time, browse this section and feel free to give me suggestions! Should be a good time.

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