Hello Everyone, (tapping the mic) My name is Jill Williams. I'm the new kid on the block. It's so nice to find a community that shares common ground, and understands what you're going through as a writer. I live in Southern California, but was born and raised in the Midwest(Northern Indiana). I turned 51 years old, this past October. I have a wonderful man in my life, and an adorable daughter in her third year of college( California State University). I dabbled in a couple of businesses(chocolate and jewelry) just as a supplemental income. My chocolate business has been the reason I have a "Chocolate Life". It started out as a hobby. Making chocolate desserts for co-workers, family, and friends. I loved it so much, that I loved doing it for "free". Customers reprimanded me for making chocolates for free. "Your spending money on supplies, and your laboring in the kitchen, and you're not making money?" said one of my customers. I felt guilty for charging people for what I loved to do. When I charged money... oh boy... I was grilled again. " If I walked into a chocolate shop do you know how much I would spend? at least $10 or more". With me... it was never about money...it was about making sure customers were "happy". Many customers visualized me being the next "Godivas". Six years later, even with the sour economy... I've held my own...but business came to a halt. Hard work, payed off in other ways. I was contacted by a well-known celebrity who asked me to cater her bridal shower last January 2011. It was from that event that led me to other celebrity and charity events in Hollywood. Although I'm still not in the category of "Godivas Chocolates" I'm still holding my own. What can I say, It's My Chocolate Life, that keeps me grounded and ready to cater my next event... and it doesn't get any better than that!