so i'm living the dream - i have started my own cake business and i'm actually making money ( who would have thought ). but unless you count the unwavering support of my husband .. im doing this on my own,no shop full of staff,no minion to do my bidding... just me and a few delivery drivers. normally thats fine - but today i wake up and i feel like death warmed up....all i want to do is go back to bed...but i can't! i have obligations,people relying on me.....so onwards i go (with more than a little help from my husband)
when you talk to anyone about starting your own business,they warn you about accounting and staff and finding good vendors...no one mentions the days when you feel sick and just want to forget the world while snuggled in bed.
so i'm putting the question out there to all the other cake decorators...
what did no one warn you about when you jumped into this crazy business of cake?
If you need the money, do it anyway. If you don't need the money, slow it down.
I hope you're feeling better!
For me, it wasn't so much that "nobody warned me", because I own another business so I knew what it took to run a business, but I started this cake thing as a "hobby/mental therapy" lol, and I never expected it could become so demanding.
Meaning the clients could be so demanding.
Fortunately I have the luxury of controlling that by saying "I'm booked", because if I depended on this for my livelihood....I think I'd go nuts or I would end up hating it.
I feel the same way. After the day I had I'm realizing that I would rather spend time with my family than keep up the pace I have been.
Sometimes, something has to give....
I was playing "mom" when I commented. But it is a blessing to have work when you need the money, even if you are dead on your feet. There will be time for rest. But I can remember when I was younger with three small girls, two jobs, and a home rehab every two years. The feeling of being tired is much better than that feeling of wondering how to pay the bills. One day, it changed to where I had plenty of money because of my efforts and I got to slow down, as will happen to you.
I would suggest that you find some time off so that you don't burn out.