5 things that are true:

  1. I am a perfectionist.
  2. I used to be a pastry chef which means I have made (and probably eaten) more cake than most people make (eat) in a lifetime.
  3. I grew up on a farm. Now I live in the city but I have a “one day when I’m old” farm fantasy that involves a little house in the woods and making lots of jam and having cats all over the place and a little goat wandering around wearing a bell (and a donkey too, if I’m being honest).
  4. The only pie I can remember eating homemade from my childhood is Grasshopper Pie (*shudder*).
  5. I am learning how to be a runner. Good thing too (see “Things that I hope will be true after a year of making pies” #2).

5 things that I wish were true:

  1. That I was patient.
  2. That I had decided to grow up to be: a circus performer or a documentary film maker or an organic farmer.
  3. That I had a kitchen that looks like one of these.
  4. That I could be Elizabeth Bennett.
  5. That Hedwig hadn’t died in the last Harry Potter book.

5 things that I hope will be true after a year of making pies:

  1. I will have ditched my persistent perfectionism through pie-making, or at least made some kind of peace with it.
  2. I will not have doubled in size due to pie consumption.
  3. I will have given Grasshopper Pie a second chance.
  4. I will have made new friends because of the awesome, delicious, people-pleasing powers of pie.
  5. I will have found a way to do a little good by making pies.

Enough about me. It’s time for some pie.

“Good apple pies are a considerable part of our domestic happiness.” – Jane Austen


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