Monday, May 21, 2012

This is my life, as a cover girl...

“The very best moment in any long journey that makes your dreams come true, comes not on the day you realize they have, but on the day you realize how little they matter compared to loving the adventure they've inspired.”
Oh my goodness how true a statement that is. I had one of those moments yesterday. I’m not one of those people who has dreamt their whole life of being this one thing. My dream has changed so many times over the years and is still changing everyday. At almost 33 I am still figuring it out. Starting and running a new business is a difficult thing to do. This thing I call Babycakes Couture Sweets kind of just came to me as a gift from The Universe and I am doing the best I can to nurture it and help it grow just as I have done and continue to do with my children. In many ways starting a business is like having a baby. No one tells you how much of an emotional roller coaster running a business can be. Last week was probably the most trying time for me in my journey thus far. From smiles to tears to complete bliss in knowing that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to be doing. Lots of emotions for one week. Who knew cupcakes could make you cry.
To end my crazy week, I spent Sunday morning in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art surrounded by people who came together for the purpose of peace, love and healing. I had the honor and pleasure of being a vendor at the 10th Anniversary Yoga on the Steps event. This event sponsored by Living Beyond Breast Cancer is held each year to promote healthy living and the healing properties of yoga. I can’t think of any place I would rather have been. 1500 people on the art museum steps participating in a yoga class while Kirtan is played and live musicians perform to focus the energy. It was an awesome experience and I can’t wait until next year. People were so happy to be offered a free cupcake or tiny sample of cake. The smiles and the thumbs up and the “Best cupcake ever!” responses I received were worth more that any money I could have been paid for those cuppycakes.
The energy I felt in that space was the perfect topper to my crazy super emotional doubt filled week. Today I awoke more certain than ever that I can do this. I can reach my dream even as it changes, and I will be great! We all tell ourselves stories about how things are going to go and what we will do, but it doesn’t always work out that way. But that’s the point… we are in charge of our stories and if the plan changes rewrite that sucker! I’m in charge… I’m in control, of this anyway.
I could not have realized any of this, or even gotten through yesterday, without the ever present support of my AMAZING friends and family and the BEST husband in the whole entire world. Seriously, he is the best.