First off, THANK YOU ALL for the amazing birthday wishes, smiles, and treats. Even while awkwardly at the center of attention, it was extremely heart-warming to feel the love from all around the world. It was even more exciting to hear and read all the positive comments about this blog! What began as a small side project is coming to fruition more and more each day, and I owe it all to readers and food lovers like you.
In true Shikhalamode form, I spent the first day my new year eating an assortment of sweet thangs that resulted in a food coma and mile-high sugar rush. From office-made coffee ice cream floats to free slurpees spiked with cake-flavored vodka to beautiful desserts from this restaurant, it’s safe to say that I effectively spanned the entire spectrum of culinary class in a 24-hour period. Call it #yolo; I call it #adayinthelife.
Here’s to the not-so-big twenty four. I’m one year away from a quarter-life crisis (so I hear), so this year, I plan on pushing the boundaries of my pastry power, expanding this blog’s bite-sized reach, rampaging this city (and maybe the next one?!), and exploring myself. As my talented sister and friend made me realize – this is the year where I stop taking breaks, either from the people I love or the passions I pursue. T-Sweezy, you may be feeling 22, but I’m feeling 24 and that’s just fine.
I still haven’t gotten my cheesecake, though.