Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Eat Dessert First

"Life is short; 
eat dessert first."
If you are ever in Bicknell, Utah, be sure to stop at the Sunglow Cafe to try their amazing pies. We couldn't decide which one to try, so we asked for the sampler. Pictured are these flavors: Sweet Pickle,  Pinto Bean, Oatmeal, and  Buttermilk.

That quote about eating dessert first is a favorite of mine. Not because I'd ever done it; I just admire the spunk of it. It seems so "devil may care." I love the rebellion. If only I dared to do it. If only I could. What's stopping me, you might ask. 

The waitress had come to take our order at Taggart's, a nice restaurant in the middle of nowhere (Morgan County, Utah, actually). I'd finally decided on a sensible dish that wouldn't wreck my diet when I heard a voice at our table ordering the chocolate cake. Wait. What? My mouth dropped open, and I whipped my head around to stare in disbelief. Someone was living my dream. I was in awe. 

"I've always wanted to do that," I confessed, after our waitress left with our orders. "You just did what I've always wanted to do." 

Why have I denied myself that pleasure? I know exactly why. I have generally lived my life in fear of what others would think of me. I tend to be reactive more than pro-active. Someone would know my weakness for all things sweet. Others would judge my lack of self-control. My family and friends would be disappointed in me. Or maybe, just maybe, somebody would give me a high five and say, "You GO, girl!" 

How many times have I ignored or denied the wish of my heart for fear of what someone else would think? What's the worst that would happen if I ordered dessert before dinner, or even just ordered dessert FOR dinner? I think it would make me smile. I think it would make me happy. I can feel a new challenge coming. "Eat dessert first." Challenge accepted. I'll let you know how it goes.

UPDATE: I am happy to say I finally tried eating dessert first, and it was so liberating. It made me giddy to do something so counter-intuitive, and out of character.  Folks may or may not have raised their eyebrows, but that's okay. I did it, and I had no regrets! I recommend doing it; at least once.

For more information about the amazing pies at the Sunglow Motel & Cafe, check out The Famous Sunglow Pies of Bicknell.


  1. Replies
    1. I did it, Kendra! And it was awesome! Why did I wait so long? Finally finding my brave, and caring less and less what others think of my quirkiness.

  2. I'm giving you a high five. You go girl! I may need to sign on too.

    1. As you can imagine, my 40 Bags in 40 Days Intentional Healthy Living plan isn't going swimmingly, but my Daring Greatly plan is off to a great start!


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