Originally Posted by BellaSweet
I am in the capitol of TX. I do a admin asst job Mon through Fri. And it's not very flexible. I know it would be time consuming to focus only on opening let alone work at the same time. My husband is super supportive and has a fairly flexible job. And I know he would be willing to help with whatever needed if I couldn't get to the site. But we just put our daughter in preschool and so now if we want her to stay, I have to work. If I stop working then she comes with me to every appt. Everyone keeps telling me I need to open a place. And now how conveniently
I get motivated when I actually start a job. Figures!!! Sorry to rant guys. I am just a huge loss of what to do. I've never been too confident, but a recent wedding got a lot of people's attn and just got me thinking maybe I really could do this. I've been to plenty of weddings as my church has about 4000 members and someone is always getting married. And the good flavored cakesare just too far and few between.
Bella I understand. I want to recommend that you just slow down. You got your Munchkin in preschool and that's great. You have a good job all these things are great. If you want to have any kind of life with that girl, a 40 hour gig is enough and too much as it is. Stop listening to other people. They don't know how difficult this is. When they say, "Oh you should open a shop." Smile and say "Yes I should shouldn't I?" Just let it go. I'm not taking anything
away from your expertise and wonderful tasting cakes I'm just saying why do people push like that? It's a universal complement for some reason. And besides if they love you today they will love you in five years when it may or may not be more feasible. I hear that allll the time and people say it like they just discovered America. Which is really nice but...reality does bite.
Having a full blown business is like birthing a baby, every day, and it never takes a nap.
You've got your hands full. Let the Munchkin get a little older. Who's gonna take her to b-day parties and read her stories and fix her hair, take her shopping. You can still create beautiful cakes anytime you want. You don't have to have a business right now. Enjoy the cake buzz but chill in between.
Bottom line is if you're gonna do it, you put on the blinders to everything, forge ahead like crazy and don't take no for an answer. Is that what you want?
It takes a lot of cookie baking to pay that overhead every month. So when you gonna have time to be arsty fartsy and creative?
You don't have the time NOW and you ain't even open. Just agree with people and say thanks!