"I wish I could says thanks.... and that I'm sorry." I was 19 years old when this picture was taken. I was young, crazy, and wild during this time in my life..... but mannnn, I loved making cakes!!! The lady on the right with the white hat is Tina. Tina was cool. She's from Michigan. I liked Tina. She even let me borrow her car to get my Nevada driver's license.
The lady on the left with the blue hat is Dawn. I don't know where Dawn is from. In fact, at that time, I really didn't give a damn where Dawn was from. Wherever she was from, I wish she would've went back, because I didn't like Dawn.
Dawn was my boss though. But I didn't care. I routinely disrespected and ignored her. I thought Dawn was a racist. I had no proof to support my claim, but I thought she was. Perhaps it was my paranoid and rebellious nature that made me feel that way. But I will make no excuses... because I was wrong. Nevertheless, I didn't give her the respect as my boss, that she deserved.
See.... no matter how bad I was, Dawn never snitched on me. I came to work drunk, came to work late, left early, or sometimes.... DIDN'T SHOW UP AT ALL!! And she never snitched on me.
At this very moment, I wish I could see her face to face to apologize.
See... Dawn did more than NOT rat me out. Dawn taught me something.
Tomorrow will be my first online cake decorating class. I will make thousands of dollars tomorrow, from people all over globe, watching me decorate cakes.
And see... I use an unorthodox style of decorating cakes. And guess what....? Dawn taught me that unorthodox style!!! It's the only way I've decorated cakes the past 22 years of my life. The style helps me to get a "CRISP" look on my cakes. And tomorrow, I will be sharing it with others from around the world.
Regardless of how I felt about her then, or now, I wish I had a chance to apologize to her for the way I treated her.... And thank her for teaching me something, that I use to make a living TODAY.