Hey guys, so I am the kind that writes once and feels like I have accomplished all my 2019 goals. So I have had a conversation with Mr. Procrastinator and we have come to the conclusion that I will not be prioritizing him anymore.
I am back with a new blog. I will be writing a series about Breaking Limits. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to leave your comment below. I would really love to hear from you.
I still remember the first cake I baked. I remember how bad the cake was. I recall how I mashed it like Ugandan matooke to form it into shape. I prayed and hoped that the shape would hold for me to decorate it.
You see I was of the view that the cake had to be baked on the same day it would be picked. I had not factored in the fact that the cake had to bake, had to cool, had to be taken out of the pan, still wait for it to cool and then finally decorate the cake. Well, shock on me when I discovered there was no time for all that.
In my rush to deliver on time, the cake broke while taking it out of the pan. To make matters worse, there was no time to bake another cake. You see I have got experience in mashing matooke so I thought why not mash this cake into submission, even if it looks like mount Elgon, surely the client would believe that was the shape I was aiming for.
Now I am sure you can all imagine my first feedback. I believe I almost broke a marriage. Can you imagine the wife’s expression or how angry she was to see that cake?
How is it related to breaking limits.
You may wonder, how is all this related to breaking limits? I remember how bad I felt after the feedback, how low my self-esteem was after that experience. I remember how I almost gave up after that experience.
I thought I can’t even draw a stick girl, what made me think I would bake a cake, later on, decorate it. I gave example after example to show that indeed I could NOT make it.
So I thought maybe it is time to do something else. Why? Because I was not meant to be in the cake industry, I was not artistic. All the negative things I had been told came back to haunt me. I remember an Aunt of mine saying, Evelyn, you have potential to make it, the only thing hindering you is that you have no confidence in what you can do.
Lessons learned from my first experience.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”~ Winston S. Churchill.
Everything is temporary.
“Everything in life is temporary. So if things are going good, enjoy it because it won’t last forever. And if things are going bad, don’t worry. It can’t last forever either.”~Unknown
Face my fears
“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”~ C. JoyBell C
when I look back and see how far I have come, I can only say that God has been with me all through my baking journey. He has held my hand and guided me through it all.
I am here to encourage someone going through a tough situation, someone thinking they have messed up real bad, for some it is something worse than my cake experience. Know that the journey is not over until you say it’s over. I know I am not where I want to be but I know I am headed where I want to be.
To those who may be going through a bad experience, or on the verge of giving up just know that if you trust and believe in the Lord to guide you, there is nothing he will not do for you. ” Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“Even when it’s not pretty or perfect. Even when it’s more real than you want it to be. your story is what you have. it is something to own.” Michelle Obama
See you all next week.
chronicles of a baker following her dream