I am a baker.
By evening. However, by day I am still a full time account manager. And a mommy. And a wife. And a friend. And… Well you get the picture.
It sounds weird to call myself a baker, I mean a few months ago I didn’t even think I could come up with this phantom side hustle, now I’m *so* passionate about it, it’s amazing.
I suppose what surprised me the most is the ease of it all. When I get an order I am brainstorming what the final presentation will be. I know it will taste good but the look is what interests me the most.
My main goal is…how can I make it pretty?
Being an entrepreneur has been fun so far, we have steady orders coming in every week and we are stashing all incoming funds away.
However, now that I see where this can go, I have so many ideas and plans for the business…the thing about a side hustle is that you have to dedicate all of your non work time to it.
How do I do that?
I mean, I don’t need to tell you how busy I am, we are all super busy in life, I guess I’m trying to find a balance between pursuing my dreams while working full time.
Would I want to work in a bake shop full time? No. I would *love* to open several shops around Brooklyn and hire qualified folks to execute my dream.
The hard part about the said pursuit of happiness is that sometimes it seems as if there is not enough time in the day.
I have three things (non family related) that occupy my mind daily:
- My day job (advancement, certifications)
- My cupcake business (growth, expansion)
- My blog (growth, expansion, building community)
I feel as if I am being pulled in three directions. Take this week for example: I baked 8 dozen cupcakes between Sunday and Wednesday…it was a very hectic work week as we had a new product launch, as a result I haven’t done the work I wanted to on the blog.
Balance, you are an elusive *@&^ sometimes!
While I look for this elusive balance, I will be blogging through it all, and when I find it you will all know about it! ha.
Any tips for finding balance when you are pulled in so many different directions?