"My Chocolate Life"

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  1. jthyme

    jthyme New Member

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    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!
     
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  2. ledwardsii

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    You Go Girl. Do you write?

    Louis
     
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  3. jthyme

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    Hi Louis!!!! thank you!
    Yes... years ago I self-published a book entitled, Kidz Power which I think is out of print( haha)
    and I also published "" Crossing the burning sands".

    Im thinking of during a chocolate recipe book, along with other books in the future.
     
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    Hello and welcome Jill! You cant go wrong with anything chocolate! The chocolate recipe book sounds like a great idea!
     
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  5. RebeccaPMinor

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    Hello Jill! You had me at chocolate. But then, I've been editing all night since my kids went to bed, so that's understandable. ;) Anyhow, welcome. And I second the idea that the chocolate cook book sounds wonderful.

    Best wishes on your endeavors!
    Becky
     
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    That would be great. Let me know when you do. I like to make candies and more.
     
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    Chocolate gives me a headache - I don't think you will though. Welcome to the site.
     
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    Thx jedi 79... i appreciate the support! have a great day!

    Jill
     
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    Thank you Rebecca for all your encouragement... have a great day!

    Sincerely,

    Jill
     
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    Wouldnt want to cause any headaches!!!!! Thx for the welcome :)
     
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    Chocolate...always good.
     
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