It’s been awhile since my last video, but life offline has been quite eventful!
December: I hosted my first live cooking show in San Diego! I also decided to make #HungryNotThirsty a thing.
January: I celebrated my one year YouTube anniversary & hosted my 1st solo pop-up dessert bar via Beats & Brushes in San Diego! I also was approached & approved to become a teacher on Curious.com!
February: I made like a culinary cupid & delivered sweet/salty Valentines Day dishes in LA, LB, OC, & SD (The sale is over, but you can check out the menu here: http://bit.ly/TiffanyIsCupid2015).
In the background, I’ve been connecting with local musicians, artists, & food lovers from all over & reflecting on the next direction for Dining At Tiffany’s.
While it’s always been a possibility, becoming a full-time YouTuber was never the goal of making videos; it’s a big component of what I do, but my mission statement & vision of success is more about the bigger picture of education, empowerment, & enjoyment! Here is a snapshot of the very first business plan I created before I got started:
In revisiting my creative vision, personal values, & intentional goals, I realized that a lot of them can & should be accomplished in person. I also learned that the best version of a personal business is one that authentically represents the owner’s lifestyle.
(Aside from breaking stereotypes & demolishing tiles for mosaic art projects), one of my favorite activities is connecting people in ways that can help each other grow together toward making dreams reality &, hopefully as a byproduct, make the world a better place. I’ve also been fine-tuning ways to integrate my main commitment of pursuing my Masters in Counseling into my creative work. I used to describe Dining At Tiffany’s as my “side hustle,” but I’ve realized there’s a way to bring both of my passions to the forefront of my priorities. For example, Season 2 – Comfort Food Remix was a great opportunity to apply my coursework and skills I’ve learned now that I’m halfway to my degree. I was pleasantly surprised that sharing my story about overcoming struggles through YouTube and my writing encouraged others to reach out and share with me in turn. As much as I love it when you all cook using my recipes, I find it equally, if not more, fulfilling that I get to connect with a number of you on a deeper, personal level. You all are wonderful. I like you so much! 🙂
As I move forward with Dining At Tiffany’s, I’m blessed to have found the strength, guidance, & motivation to develop a solid plan for making that all happen in an elevated way. There is so much goodness in store to prep & cook up for you all. So BRB, internet! I just need some time away real quick to make these dreams into reality.
In the meantime, you can find more interactive versions of my cooking videos here, along with tons of other resources to make your own dreams into reality, too! I gotchu ;).
Also, since Dining At Tiffany’s is currently under construction, I’m open and curious about your ideas & feedback. Some of you have approached me about collaborating or being featured in my videos in events. Sound like you? Hit me up (@diningattiffs / DiningAtTiffanys@gmail.com)!
Until next time, I wish you all days & nights full of good food & good conversation. ❤
Dining At Tiffany’s