Earlier this year, I participated in the #31dayreset by happyblackwoman.com. It was a really good experience, it made me look inwards and outwards with a new point of view and attitude about how I want to live my life. I set new goals, I had plenty of “a-ha” moments and I vowed to make some changes in my lifestyle.
One of the daily journal topics in the reset was called “start your own side hustle”. When I saw this topic I was a bit floored.
Start my own side hustle?! How the heck can I do that? I have two small children, a career and a life (albeit limited) but still a life. Seems like there isn’t enough time in the day at all!
So I thought about this blog, my accountability partner suggested that I use this blog as a source of income. I thought about it and decided that this blog, as it stands right now, is a place for my thoughts, ramblings, rants…whatever. Maybe one day down the line, but as for right now, I am in a good place with the blog so I am not going to mess with a good thing.
All of a sudden Valentine’s Day came around and I saw an awesome cupcake recipe on Pinterest. I decided to try it and was hooked. I loved loved loved the baking, the measuring and the best part of all the decorating. I’m not super artsy but I feel like I can be really creative when it comes to using the decorating bag and different toppings etc. I have since baked over 16 types of cupcakes from scratch, some easy, some not so much. The hubbys job all begged for more every week after I sent them, and they even asked if I was a baker by trade! I know paid and free are different beasts but I think I am doing something special here.
And that’s when my hubby suggested we start a business–A cupcake business. Reflecting back to the side hustle challenge. I think we might have found a winner!
I have since done a lot of research, and decided maybe this is what I am going to try.
I pitched the idea to friends and most were super supportive and some were not which was disappointing.
I have a few (four!) Trial events coming up, so I will let you all know how it goes.
For me, I am again stepping way out of my comfort zone, and usually when you do that, you grow. I’m nervous, yes, but I am willing to work hard at it and prayerfully it will be successful, if not—I tried. Wish me luck!
Any business tips that you would like to share? I’m all ears!
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