This has been a wonderful year for me—much better than I had anticipated. I celebrated my company's fifth anniversary, refreshed and re-branded the business and achieved growth along the way.
I kept thinking of all the long hours I spent toiling to achieve my goals and my fears that my efforts would not be successful. Despite all of the challenges I've faced, that hasn’t happened, and things have gone more smoothly than I expected.
I was pleased to reach my goals to support several charities dear to me, including education, homelessness, animals, and helping children learn and grow through reading.
My Holiday Open House held in November was a wonderful success and I've stayed busier than ever crafting all sorts of desserts and gifts for the season.
I started writing two books earlier this year and both will be published in 2018. The first, Just Eat, is a memoir of my life through recipes. The second, Tough Cookie — The Rise and Fall of an Entrepreneur, is about how I started a business from scratch with limited finances, and my journey to success. It’s an amazing story of faith, perseverance and patience.
All of the good, bad, failures and successes I've experienced throughout the year have given me contentment and I find peace and gratitude for all of the good in my life. I look forward to continuing to bring you delicious eats and reads in 2018. Stay tuned for my new monthly blog about three things I enjoy — Food, Fashion, Family.
During this special time of the year, I hope each of you will feel blessed and enriched.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year,
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