One year ago, I ordered Heléne Dujardin's Plate to Pixel. And then when it finally reached me, after weeks, it stayed on my bookshelf for 1.5 years. It is not as if I didn't try to read through, I started a million times and then left the bookmark edged in the first few chapters, so that when I finally tried reading it again after months, I'd have to start all over. I'm not a taught baker or photographer or writer, I never took classes for all the things I now love to do, I learned from trial and error. And as painful as it was investing money into baking equipment to no solace, no reward, I have come so far.
For the last four years, I have spent more than half, sometimes even all of the money I had on this blog, on baking ingredients, on memory cards, on professional templates, on domains and on private email plans. And in a way, it became my salvation- of course after it started to go well.