What do you want to be when you grow up?

A question we've all been asked. The answer according to the 3 year old me has stuck with my family for years. One, because it was cute, and two because I had a lovely speech impediment to make it sound even cuter! I wanted to be a makeup dirl and a donut dirl - Come on! It's not that hard to understand!

It's ironic how that has, in a way, become truth in my life. I'd go to say that because of my work over the last few years I'm surrounded by more makeup than the average human being, and although I'm not mixing donut dough, flour and dough-like goodies are more prevalent than ever.

I don't want it to seem as though this has always been a certainty. It's taken more time than I'd like to talk about to find something I've considered a passion. The road has been winding and bumpy.

More literally, my time on the road has been what's inspired me. Through modeling I've had the chance to visit some pretty cool places. Last week, I spent time in Mexico, yesterday I took a day trip to NYC, and in a few weeks I'll be in Minneapolis. Seems like a TON of fun, but trust me when I say that work is called work for a reason.

I am grateful to have had the chance to travel though. During downtime, I take full advantage of what's at my fingertips. I always make sure to visit top bakeries and eateries. Yesterday in NYC, besides work and seeing one of my dearest friends, I visited Sullivan St Bakery - Owned and operated by world renowned baker Jim Lahey. I even got to meet him! We talked for a while about life in baking and about my plans. It's experiences like this that have helped me answer life's big question.

But the truth is, I don't really ever want to grow up. I want to be a big kid forever, and dream with no limits. So, here's to never growing up and finding peace in the unknown.

Forever learning,

Jenn

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Riviera Maya, Mexico

Sullivan St Bakery, NYC

Sullivan St Bakery, NYC

Here's Jim Lahey. And here's me looking like a goof. Guess I was a little excited. 

Here's Jim Lahey. And here's me looking like a goof. Guess I was a little excited.