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Sunday, January 4, 2009

Happy New Year & May the Force Be With You!




I can't believe I haven't posted anything since December 15. I guess time really does fly when you're having fun. We had a great Christmas and a happy New Year with lots of gatherings of family and friends.

My son's 8th birthday was on the 23rd, so I thought I'd show you some of the Star Wars cupcakes I made for him. The Vadar and lightsaber cupcakes were inspired by flickr user Kati Peck , the R2D2 cupcakes were my own idea/design.



I can't wait to see what this year has in store for Sugar and Meringue. Maybe this will be the year I really get things off the ground. I've had some very encouraging things happen lately. I don't feel like I can talk about them 'til they're official but I will say that I might be getting some exciting recognition. I hope I can build on this recognition. We'll see what happens.

So now what?…

I see oppurtunities. I have a chance to get some great recognition. But… I don't have a liscensed kitchen. I can't persue most of these oppurtunities without a liscensed kitchen.
If I manage to find a kitchen space… I will need to figure out how to pay for it. All of the recognition and opportunities I've been talking about are "maybes" and they won't generate any income for a while.
I have a good job. But it's full-time, leaving me with little time to work on building a business and not nearly enough time to produce (let alone market) enough cookies and cupcakes to pay for a kitchen space. In this economy, can I risk giving up a good job to start a business?

I guess, I just need to take things one step at a time and see what happens. I'll go to work, take care of my family and then devote what time I have left to business planning. I think, as long as I'm working hard towards my goals, whatever is meant to happen will happen.

If only I were a Jedi…

May the force be with you in 2009!

4 comments:

Celestial Charms said...

Emily,
Glad to see you back after the holidays. Your future will work itself out. You have the talent, and if it is something you have always dreamt about...it will happen. Have faith!
Maureen

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh it all sounds very exciting! Happy New year whatever that brings! Sweet things I don't doubt! LOVE those 09 cakes! t.xx

IRENE said...

First of all, I want to wish you a blessed year, full of of excellent health, love and joy for you and your family.
Second, I want to encourage you as much as I possibly can. I am taking your hands in mind, give you a nice warm squeeze and tell you this: there is no point in letting life slip by and settling for the "what ifs". The time and energy "what ifs" take is so soul consuming, it is best to go ahead and do what you must do, than dwelling on the possibility. Ask for a flexible timetable, ask for assistance, enroll friend and family help (no sabotage-prone people, though).
Whatever your heart longs to do, this is the thing to do. Pray, accept the message, and mnove ahead.
Thinking, praying and wishing for you.

Sarah said...

oh gosh! I haven't visited your blog in a long while...looks like some fun post and pics. Will be back when the kids go down for a nap!
Sarah
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