Seriously? Yet ANOTHER week has gone by? I'm starting to think that I'm stuck in the scene of the movie that has me moving at a normal speed while the entire world is in FAST FORWARD motion...all around me. THIS is the life I chose...a life where I only know what day it is by the Cupcake Flavor of the Day that I'm making...or if my alarm DOESN'T go off I know that it's Sunday....and I can KINDA sleep in (wakin' up at 5 a.m. is sleepin' in for me!).
And as I sat here ALL day feeling sorry for myself that I don't get to ENJOY anything because I'm always thinking about the NEXT moment...I got a tweet from my FAVORITE blog Cupcakes Take the Cake. They had posted about a "Cupcake bakery owner loves her job, and we can see why!" So, I clicked on...and guess what? It was about ME.
I love my job? It sounded so strange to me...because in ALL HONESTY I have never REALLY thought about it THAT way. I have always approached it as "This WILL succeed because it HAS to or my children don't eat" instead of "How lucky are we to own a shop where we make and sell cupcakes all day?"
AND THERE IS MY PROBLEM.
I DO love my job. I DID post that up on Facebook because I DID just eat seven different bites of cupcakes on Saturday night...but I totally FORGOT about it because I was rushing off to the NEXT thing I had to DO.
I'm forgetting how awesome my life actually is because I'm so obsessed with LOSING it.
Yes. The elephant in the room is that EVERYONE thought we would fail...except me. I KNEW it would work. I KNEW Retro would be success (to what degree I STILL don't know...), but most every customer that has been with us in the beginning AND today has now been telling me lately, "Wow. I really didn't think you guys would make it." "I'm so shocked you're still here." "I really thought you'd be closed by now."
And after hearing those things on a daily basis you start to question yourself. You start to doubt what your heart has been telling you all along...Do they know something I DON'T KNOW? So, lately I have found myself immersed in the complete and utter promotion and upkeep of Retro Bakery...to the point that I am forgetting that I should STOP AND EAT THE CUPCAKES once in a while...'cause they're DAMN GOOD.
I need to remember that cupcakes are FUN. I need to remember to EAT them. I need to remember that Retro is successful because people LOVE to eat cupcakes and have fun.
Retro isn't going anywhere...and as long as I can remember to lick the frosting once in a while and ENJOY it then we can all have a sweet future.
While I relax and enjoy my Sunday...YOU check out the Cupcakes/Cakes O' the Week!
Hand-painted, fondant wedding cake:
200 assorted cupcakes on a stand created by the customer:
Texas license plate cake:
Black S Swirl wedding cupcake tower:
Cake inspired by Jessie from Toy Story 2 and 3: