Today is the final day of 2015, but I hate saying that. “The final day”. That sounds so grave, so tragic. For me, 2015 has been a year full of promise and change. This year has challenged me, questioned me, and cared for me more than many years in the past. I was able to leave something that I knew wasn’t for me and start something from scratch. Every day since September 1st, has been an opportunity for me to learn and grow, as a person and as a business owner.
Lucky for me; I did not have to do any of this alone. When I told Cody that I wanted to open a place to sell pie, he supported me. He built a counter to place our pies upon. He built a wall to enclose my kitchen. He works every day to help build my dream; Pie Bar. I have also been lucky enough to receive the support of so many people in this amazing community. We have had the opportunity to get to know our customers. When something is not right, they hold us accountable. When something is better than they imagined, they build us up. It is an amazing thing to see someone go from stranger to friend.
Pie is about so many things for us, and as we learn more and more about each of you, we realize pie means so much more to yall, too. It houses memories of time spent with family. It is a comfort food when your day is not going the right way. It allows you to connect with others and gives you the courage to say “I’m going to enjoy this and not feel guilty about it”.
This has been a year of pie, which I would have to say is probably the best kind of year you can have. As we look forward to 2016, we have plans to serve more pie than ever before. We want to learn from these past four months, and improve upon where we stand now. We are spending the first 12 days of January driving around the United States to visit some of our favorite pie shops. These are shops owned by other hardworking, crazy, pie-loving individuals just like us. Enjoy your final day of 2015, and Happy New Year.
A Year in Review: Behind the Scenes