I don't know where to begin. I think I'm just looking for support, advice, a listening ear.
Today I found out that it's illegal here (Los Angeles county...not sure about other counties in CA) to rent a restaurant/catering kitchen so that I can at least accept some money for my cakes.
I accepted the fact that I couldn't accept any money by making a cake at home, so I thought my next logical step was to find a kitchen that I could rent. I found one today, I was getting really excited, only to find out that it's no longer allowed. The Los Angeles HD apparently changed the rules a few months ago. A kitchen incubator just doesn't make sense financially due to the cost (they run about $25/hr) and I don't think I could do EVERYTHING from start to finish in only a few hours and still make a little money.
When I spoke to the HD they told me my only option is to start my own business. I know I'm not ready for that yet. I have 2 small children, and I can't devote all the time a business would require. At the same time, I just can't see myself giving away free cakes for the next several years until we maybe open up a business.
I'm just so exasperated. I don't know what to do. I feel very defeated, and it has taken a toll on my mood today. I just feel so helpless, so down.
Thanks for listening.