Saturday, December 15, 2012

is it always greener on the other side?

Ever had a great idea in your head only to realize later that it wasn't such a good idea after all?

A couple of months ago I played around with the idea of quitting my job as a teacher to work at home.. I laid down all possible avenues of things I could do - write (books!), give tuition.. As you can see, I so can't run away from `teacher' duties.. :p

Anyway, that fantasy of mine ended as soon as it begun.. When I started imagining a life without teaching it made me realize how I couldn't leave it. And that's only what 13 years has done to me.. 

Now, since the holidays.. again I have been sucked into yet another temporary reality of mine - the one where I get to stay at home and actually be a full time housewife.. Of course this only happens during long school holidays. Going crazy with baking cupcakes has made me start thinking that, yes, I can do this. I can make a living out of it. I can sell cupcakes! 

And so as mentioned in my previous post, I have been on a baking spree trying out different recipes and also trying to make that one perfect cupcake... 

I may have achieved my goal since I got my first order yesterday! 50 cupcakes! (this happened after a dear friend tasted that `perfect' cupcake..)

As much as this is exciting news, now I'm starting to wonder if I can take this up.. even if as just a side business. Like seriously do this. Having time on my hands this holiday helps I guess, but I'm not so sure once I start work again. Gosh, even now, I'm procrastinating on marking the 31 scripts tucked away in my bag....

So before I go and buy that new oven I've always wanted and daydream of having a cupcake business.. I think I'll just take baby steps first and start with the 50 I'll need to deliver next week.

Wish me luck! ;)

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

in a relationship

Tis been a week of this glorious holiday and I'm here once more to do what I like.. write :)

Highlights of my hols is of course spending time with my daughter.. She's going to be 15 months soon Alhamdulillah and such a joy! Growing a lot of teeth now and is demanding too. Still trying to work out how to handle her little tantrums.. You'd think a 1 year old would be incapable of all that but she surprises me everyday.

Have also been able to catch up on some reading. Once you get hold of a good book... there's nothing better than to curl up with it.

And I have been obsessed with baking too. It's ridiculous cuz all I can think of lately is trying different recipes.. I'm now in a relationship with cupcakes! So far have baked over 60 cupcakes in 4 different flavours!.. There's something soothing about baking.. I've always loved it.. and I came across this quote that probably sums up why:
 

"Writing is like baking cupcakes, you're trying to make something from the raw. Like with cupcakes it's flour and eggs and stuff, and with books it's ideas and words. The end result is the same though, you want people to eat them up.

Till another time then people.. Be safe, be happy :)