MOUNT KISCO, N.Y.,-- In this economy having a secure job is enough for most people, but not for Dawn White. Having a job that she loves is more important.
Thats why it didnt come as a surprise to family and friends when she announced that she would be abandoning her job as a graphic designer to open a cookie shop.
Everyone kept asking for my cookies, White said. If I called a family member to say I couldnt come, theyd ask, Are you still sending the cookies? They didnt care about seeing me, they just wanted my cookies!
When White was ready for a career change, she was in the graphic design business for 20 years, she found an ideal location to open a cookie shop for rent in Mt Kisco and jumped on the chance and opened Meme's Treats.
Im not going to tell you its not scary. It is, White said. Im so passionate about it though, Im just not going to give up.
Whites passion for baking has helped her create a delicious variety of cookie flavors from Dark Chocolate Walnut Chunk to Dark Chocolate Espresso, but her graphic design skills have also come in handy.
My experience in graphic design has given me a leg up on the competition. It makes me look like Ive been here for years, she said.
White designed the logo and packaging for Memes Treats herself.
Opening Memes Treats in Mt Kisco may have been a leap of faith for White, but sometimes the biggest risks reap the biggest rewards. At least White wakes up every morning and does something she loves.
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