Sooo...this girl has found herself having a bit of a tough go at it for the last couple of weeks. Let's just blame life and all of it's awkward situations that make for crap stories when you get older. I'm going through a really new transitional period in my life right now, for the first time EVER I'm moving somewhere new without having someone there with me. It's really freaky and really really hard. My first really big move was in 2008 when my boyfriend and I decided to relocate about 300 miles north to my present location...which might as well be Canada. It was different, and it was tough at first but it was still okay knowing that I had someone there with me. Now I'm zooming about an hour and a half south of where I am and I officially know 2 people. And the only folks moving with me are my dogs...which is awesome, don't get me wrong, it's just different. I want to do well on my own, and I know that I will, I'm just sick to my stomach terrified.
So what do most girls do when they find themselves completely freaked out and bumming? They eat chocolate. And ice cream. And just about anything else they can get their mitts on. I decided to do one better than that, I decided to make a cake and let everyone else eat it! Okay...maybe I had a piece (or three) but regardless, it was delicious and it totally made me happy. :) I can honestly say that there are very few things in life that bring me as much joy as cooking does. Fact. Reading makes me happy. My dogs make me feel like a dorky mother. Wine makes me smile. But cooking, cooking lets me create things that make other people happy, and I think that's a pretty cool thing. So enough of me moping around like I have been for the past few days, it's time for me to get to cooking and smiling! So make this chocolate strawberry cake! I swear...it's going to make someone smile. It's so flippin good you probably won't want to share. But then again, no one says you have to!