Hello loves. How do you all deal when life throws you an unexpected curve ball? I feel like my own life has thrown me so many that I’m becoming adept at just rolling with the punches. So, instead of stressing about our newest change, I’m going to make lemonade from it! And who doesn’t love lemonade, especially the kind from Chick-fil-A, amIrite? I’ve recently found myself out of a job, mostly due to a combination of bad timing and unexpected things that keep happening in my personal life. For now, it seems better and more cost-efficient that I stay home with Sprog until we’re ready to either leave the great state of Texas or settle down here for good. Thankfully, my husband makes enough to support this decision. He’s also really supportive of me in general (I love you!). With his support, I am glad to say that I am going to start a home bakery.
This is actually a really terrifying thought for me. I keep second guessing the decision and trying to talk myself out of it. What if my desserts aren’t good enough? What if I never find any customers? What if I can’t keep up with orders? How will I make the logistics of everything work? Luckily for me, I am a planner. To every negative that I have asked myself, I have also come up with a working solution. I know it’s not going to be easy, but I am looking forward to the challenge. I think I have been missing that for the longest time. Somewhere between getting engaged, becoming a mom, and now, I feel like I got complacent. I was fine doing the minimum that was necessary to keep myself happy and instead focused all of my extra energy on everyone else. Now, however, I am ready to turn some of that energy towards me and my own aspirations. I love the idea of being my own boss. I love the challenges that will come with this. I feel truly excited about something for the first time in a very long time.
So, if you all are okay with it, I would like to ask you to bear with me as I find my footing in this new world of desserts and confections. I have already found such fabulous inspirations to follow, including the amazing Callye from Sweet SugarBelle and Sweetopia. They’re designs are so much cuter than mine, but here was a first attempt at using my own icing and decorating different shapes and colors. They were a hit with the guys here, so I think I’m off to a good start.
Sidenote: You would not believe just how big cookie decorating, let alone dessert decorating, is! I’m intimidated but also so inspired! I know I still have a good way to go before I’m nearly as good as these ladies, but I can’t wait to try. Practice makes perfect and I know my two guys are going to love being my guinea pigs.