Young + Professional = I Make Cupcakes
Hi! I am Lindsey Dugue. I am Josh's wife; Diesel's cat-mommy; a writer, a baker, and candy maker; one of God's beloved children; in a nutshell.
I was born to love the Lord and my family, to work hard, and play hard. I learned this in my small town in North Alabama where I lived for the first 20 years of my life. I attended college at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, where I studied Religion and Spanish. Right after college, I moved to Chicago for graduate study at Moody Graduate School for a Masters in Urban Studies; I became a transplant Midwesterner and Chicagoan as I married my husband in 2007. I have been here for six years, and though my heart aches for an unknown "somewhere else," I am happy.
As for what I do for a living, simply put, I bake. I started baking after I got married and it became my method of therapy as I withered in the world of office work. In an effort to find the unknown “somewhere else," I changed my life’s course and attended the French Pastry School here in town. Six months after the culmination of my six-month pastry education, I am now a candy maker and a pastry cook. Never did I dream before that this would be where I am now. As a child, I wanted to be a makeup artist, a princess, a lawyer, a diplomat, a Spanish interpreter, and a missionary, but never a cook or a baker. God’s thoughts really are higher than our own (Isaiah 55:8-9), and I am excited to follow His dreams for my life (see also Jeremiah 29:11-14).
There will always be aches and itches for the captivating “unknown somewhere else”, but I am satisfied with who God has made me to be and who He is making me into. As I forge the world of food industry while learning to balance marriage, ministry, and life outside of the kitchen, I hope to share with you how the Lord is shaping me, and I hope you will share your stories here, too. My prayer is that you will be encouraged as you juggle life’s transitions, new jobs, life together with others, ministry, and rest. If you have suggestions of what you would like to see on this blog, questions about just about anything, or prayer requests, please feel free to email or leave comments. I look forward to spending the next few months with you!