What happens after the plunge?

 

In the last few months I have made a lifestyle changing decision. Those of you who know me or who have been following my blog will know that for the last 5 years or so, I was a marketing professional. However, recently I made the decision to resign from my job at a multi-national company to focus on my real passion – Sugar art.

 

 

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Cake decorating started out as a hobby for me and I never expected for it to turn into a business. But now here I am, taking the plunge to focus on my business full time. I thought making the decision to hand in my resignation was hard and that it’ll be great once I can have more free time to myself and actually start decorating my cakes during the day instead of during the wee hours of the night.
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So what happens after the plunge? The first couple of weeks were weird – I didn’t have a set routine or anyone to report to ๐Ÿ™‚ But it also does seem that I am now working much longer hours then I ever did at work! Have I just lost my time management skills or do I really have more to do now that I can focus all my time on my sugar art?

 

 

ย I’m teaching how to create this cake next year atCouture Cake Classes ๐Ÿ™‚
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It constantly feels like I have a million ideas and thoughts racing through my head all the time and it’s hard deciding where to start! Mostly the hardest thing I have to face now is knowing when to stop. Would you believe that yesterday after answering emails,ย  baking cookies all day and ganaching 7 cakes in a row, I still felt guilty about sitting and relaxing. I always feel like there is always more to do!
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I’m probably still very excited about this new adventure and hopefully I’ll find a balance sometime soon ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

4 thoughts on “What happens after the plunge?

  1. It’s a very courageous decision to make.

    Starting up as I’m currently experiencing first-hand is the most difficult, financially unstable, that can be full of self doubt & constant temptation of stopping before you reach that treaded dead-end knowing life can be easier but less satisfying if you make a quick U-turn now!.

    I’m one of your silent supporters who have been following your progress & you just get bigger & better.

    I take comfort in knowing there are entrepreneurs like you who are truely inspirational!

  2. Congratulations – have been following your blog for a while now and marvelling at all your beautiful work.

    Always fabulous to have another talented person in the industry – welcome! The cake industry is fun and fabulous (but lots of work, so try to remember to have fun.:) )

    …and you need to change your blog header since it says “full time professional”… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Michelle

  3. Anonymous – I know what you mean by the tempting u-turn! In my down moments I still find myself going through job ads wondering if I should head back into the corporate world. But thank goodness with the support my friends, family and blog readers, I quickly snap out of it! Best of luck with Sweet Petite Treats, your macarons look awesome ๐Ÿ˜€

    Emzeegee – Thank you! I will try to have as much fun as I can without feeling too guilty ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, the blog header is on my long list of things to do ๐Ÿ˜‰ It’ll happen soon I hope!

    Bel – Thank you! I hope you do get a chance to attend the classes next year. 3D cakes are so much fun!

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