“A dream without a plan is just a wish” by Katherine Paterson
Who doesn’t dream of being something or doing something different or creating something unknown or just taking a task to the next level? We all dream it, think it, ponder on it, and then many of us blow it away like a dandelion.
Your dreams fly but you stay.
Life is short. I was 40 years old before I took a jump to do what made me happy. I feel like I’m just beginning to find the best of me in opportunities I never believed I could do. It does not matter how many others say you can, until you believe in yourself will it happen.
As I have said before, I walked out of a kindergarten teaching position that I held for almost 15 years. I closed the door on my livelihood to take a risk. That risk led me to live my dream of personal training. I am still teaching, still writing curriculum, still working at diverse levels, but I am in a different environment and I am happier than ever. This is all because I JUMPED.
Which leads me to what is happening now…
STRONG EATS PEACHY TREATS, It’s Just a Cookie!
Friends, who knew? Not me for sure, you could have never convinced me that I would be half owner in a cookie making business, but here I am.
My side kick, bestie Jennifer Peach, “Peachy”, and I were doing our usual snob drinking over a great bottle of Pinot Noir discussing baking and nutrition and recipes, etc. The next thing out of her mouth was, “Let’s start a paleo cookie business.” If you know me, I’m kind of the “yes” girl in these situations because honestly, I don’t think things through well. That’s a true story. Why not? There is a need for it so why not make it a reality.
That conversation led to action, not an abundance of negative discussions or what ifs, but a get off your ass attitude and let’s do this.
We began taking recipes and flipping them to make them paleo. This took forever, but not a thought of quitting. Our goal was to make a healthier cookie taste like “normal”. After try and try and try again, it happened. We created 6 different gluten free, soy free, dairy free, guilt free cookie flavors. I have attached pictures of each. They are Chocolate Chip, Lemon, Oatmeal Raisin, Thumbprint, Thin Mint, and Pecan Sandy.
What’s the next step? Go big or go home, Right? Jenn has a head full of ideas. She is definitely the creative side of us. We will be selling by the dozen very soon, taking orders and throwing a few surprises out there here and there. She loves when I say, “WE SHIP”. I would love to get them anywhere and everywhere in the US of A.
Thank you for your support on this adventure. We are super ecstatic, and these are some amazing tasting cookies. It is honestly incredible to watch someone taste them that is anti-paleo or anti-healthy cookie. You must try them for yourself. You won’t be disappointed.
If you have a business idea or a dream or even a wish, do it. The only person your letting down is yourself.
IT’S JUST A COOKIE.
Stay Strong, Mitzi