Dianna Strickland believes nothing takes the place of perseverance.
“I would like to encourage other people to follow their dreams,” she said.
Strickland, 43, recently opened Sugar & Spice Pastry Shop at 1930 Pinewood Drive near Sissonville. She now has the business she has dreamed about for many years.
She says her made-from-scratch recipes include only the finest ingredients. However, she said the most important thing she adds is love.
“I love what I do,” she said. “I feel truly blessed.”
She took a roundabout route to get where she is but is glad she finally arrived.