I get so many questions from friends, family, and YOU — so I decided to compile those questions and answer them. If, however, I haven’t answered something, feel free to comment below.
Why did you decide to start blogging?
- Initially, I wanted to create an online outlet to post dessert recipes. I was 14 — meaning: awkward, shy, and bored — SOS allowed me to express myself and explore my passions. I continue to blog because I love to connect with readers and record moments in my life.
What kind of camera do you use to take your pictures?
- From 2014 to March 2017, I used my iPhone. Post-March 2017, I finally invested in a real camera. I use a Canon EOS Rebel T6.
Can I use one of your photos?
- Of course! I would be honored, just be sure to link the image back to the original post.
Are all your recipes original?
- Not necessarily. If I have used/adapted any recipe I make sure to give credit to the recipe creator.
Have you received any formal baking/pastry training?
- No. All the things I have learned thus far have been taught to me from experiences, observations, and time (uh, and, Food Network 😉 ). I just burned a pan of brownies, so I am not perfect, I promise.
What is your favorite dessert?
- Donuts. Does that count? Most people say donuts are a breakfast food. A close second would be a warm brownie sundae. I love the way the fudge, brownies, and ice cream complement each other in such a great way. I could write a thesis on this.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Happy, peaceful, and excited. I don’t like to say this “one thing” because I know that jobs are transient. I want to have a positive outlook on my life.
Where else do you write?
Why do you call yourself a self-help book?
- I am the most reflective and introspective person you may ever meet. I constantly think about my day, my past, and my future. It’s crazy. When I walk down the street I start thinking about a conversation I had with a friend the day before. With this highly active (and annoying) mind, I try my best to be positive. If I’m being honest, I have lived my life as a “glass half-empty” gal, but I am trying everyday to become a little bit better. My philosophy is if today is just a little bit better than yesterday, then I am fine. I am a self-help book because I constantly write about (and give) life advice. I haven’t even been alive for that long, but I feel this connection with people’s stories and I can’t help but imagine myself in someone’s world. It’s a bit weird. I have always been overly sensitive about other people’s lives. I cry when I read the news because I am in pain when I read about adversity. I just wrote a long answer for this — and got off topic. If that isn’t a self-help book, then what is?