For those out there who thinks I’ve had success all the time, Let me tell you, the first cake I baked wasn’t a beautiful crumbly cake with a perfectly whipped topping. No! It was like your worst nightmare come true. It was awful and raw and it was dripping in the middle. The second one I baked, well, it felt like I’m holding a truck on my hands (!!!!)Sometimes I would make something and it doesn’t work, I make sure it finds itself in the bottom of the garbage pile before anybody sees it.
As you could guess it wasn’t always a success but I didn’t give up. Every mistake motivated me to push. If I had given up from the very disastrous cake, I wouldn’t even be here! Every mistake is a lesson learnt. I will not say “I’m really good at this! I’m a pro”. No I won’t and I’m not. I’m still a beginner. An enthusiast. Just an average girl with a diehard love for baking. I’m still learning. If you are a pro, you do this because you have to do it. The passion ends there. When you are a learner, you become tremendously interested in trying out new recipes, crossing boundaries and thinking outside the box. When you do something you love, whatever the outcome is, it pushes you to do better.
Hello sunshine! I’m glad you are reading my second post! I’m not going to talk about my experience or anything here. I’m going to tell you about who helped me to get those experiences. These people not only have encouraged me, they also helped my dream to become a reality.
Being the rebellious 3rd child, I was the spoilt one. My Mama and Dada, loved me nonetheless. Most of all, they believed in me. They helped me in every way they could. When they see some baking item, they made sure I own one of them. There were times when I annoyed the living daylights out of them, but that’s what you call a family. No matter what you do, your family will always have your back! I love you both very much!
Pink! I love Pink! I don’t know what’s so special about it, but since I knew that color, I’ve been so in love with it (The fact I’m 20 now doesn’t count) There’s something so comforting and nothing serious. Pink for me screams ‘cake’ or something better like ‘Frosting’! I mostly do my cakes in pink because I think they look absolutely beautiful in their glory. And plus they look cute!
Okay. For one, I didn’t come here to talk about Pink or how amazing it is (who am I kidding? I could go a day talking about pink). Before we start, let’s get to this with a cup of tea and a piece of cake because this gets really interesting… (I hope)
Don’t make them your full course meal if you’re just an icing on their cake. You deserve more than that. You deserve the moon and the stars and all those things that guys promise to give the girl they love. You deserve a good night text, not a ‘where are you? Come here’ at 1 a.m. You deserve a good morning text, not a panic attack each night that he might be gone when you wake up. And you know that you deserve a handwritten love notes and not just a text.
You are not born to be perfect. Just be yourself. You are free to choose. And don’t let them define who you are. You are so much more than who they tell you are. You are your thoughts, your feelings, and your words. If someone thinks they know you, all of you, well they don’t. If there’s something fairy tales thought me at such a young age is that ‘it does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live’.
This life is not easy. One minute everything will be going perfectly. Then the next minute you will feel as if you are in the lowest place a human being can be. And that’s what life is. But you don’t have to go through it alone Sweetheart. Confide in someone whom you know will never stab you back with your secrets. Because this world is full of people who promise you the galaxies but pushes you to hell. Never let your tears and sensitivity blind you. If someone hurt you, they showed who they are. You have to be strong and move on.
Remember, not everyone will see you as you really are. And that doesn’t matter. As long as you see the beauty and uniqueness within you, you don’t need anyone’s approval. Keep your head up high. Be considerate, respectful and kind to everyone. That’s a reflection of who you are. Not everyone you meet will give you the respect or love that you deserve. Respect them anyway. Love them anyway.
You deserve more than this. You deserve all of it, because girl, you are the baker of your own life and when you….you get the choice to sit it out or dance…. I hope you dance.