In another life, there are at least 85,792 different jobs that I could see myself doing. In middle school I was obsessed with interior design (two words: Trading Spaces). As a kid I was torn between being a teacher and the goalkeeper for the US Women’s National Soccer team. For a while I thought I wanted to be a nurse, but that got shut down when I realized how disgusting other people’s bodily fluids are. Every now and again I wonder what life would be like if I had used my skill in math past high school to become an engineer, and then I’m really thankful that I haven’t had a math class since high school.
One path that isn’t far off the trail I’m traveling now is baker. A few years ago when the cake decorating shows were just starting to become really popular and my dad and I enjoyed our evening episode of Cake Boss with our coffee (purely for the business aspects of the show, he said…), I wondered what it’d be like to live a life covered in fondant and buttercream. Luckily, photography grabbed my heart first and fast, and I haven’t looked back. But yesterday on the Fourth of July, I was reminded of how blessed I am that I have the freedom to chase my dreams, no matter what form they may take.
I hope you all had a beautiful day of enjoying family and friends, eating (way too much) delicious food, and reveling in the abundant freedoms that we’re blessed with in our country.
And just to show that you should never stop dreaming, here’s a fun, patriotic cake I made! If this is any indicator of the other dreams I haven’t given up, Hope Solo better watch her back.
(This cake was inspired by my love of ombre and the abundance of ombre cakes floating around the interwebs right now! I found a tutorial for this red, white and blue ombre cake right here. Check it out!)