Recently my husband told me that the radio took 38 years to reach 50 million users, television took 13 years, the internet 4 years and facebook 2 years. Spreading the word about your business or music or blogging about your life and interests is easier than it ever was and sometimes It feels like there aren't enough hours in the day and that life is rushing away from us faster than we can keep up.
So where does the time go?
When it comes to blogging, I'm a newbie. I've been reading some past posts from my blog and I've been thinking how lovely my life sounds. I always seem to be either popping around a friends house for tea and cake, or buying some special ingredient for a new recipe or deciding which dress to wear to tonight's party.
I've noticed that I don't seem to have the time to mention how busy i am. Why?
I often work more than 10 hours a day including weekends and there is a stream of constant duties to perform including administration, staff management, ordering supplies, sketching designs, meetings and consultations, or arranging deliveries and collections. While at the same time I am writing a book and marketing and promoting my company. I am running a thriving business and the cost is my time but I've noticed that I don't blog the stress.
The other night we were invited by friends to share a bottle of wine and to watch our favourite TV series 'Lost' at their house. When we arrived my husband found a book in their kitchen called 'The dummies guide to cognitive behavioral therapy'… according to this book 'You are what you think'. This is so true.
Focusing on all the positive aspects in my life and work has been really beneficial to me and everyone around me. Yes, i have lots of duties to perform and things to do that I'd rather not – but I also have so many things that I cherish and enjoy.
This is what my blog is about. It is about freedom.
Starting my own wedding cake company was the second best thing i ever did (the first was marrying my wonderful husband!). I now own my time. There is no one here to tell me when I can eat lunch or who decides what I wear or who I can talk to. I have real job security too. If my company goes under it's my fault not some anonymous board of directors. So, if you are a hobbyist or an amateur sugar-crafter then my advice to you is to start your own business. In the current climate it's a perfect solution to redundancies and job losses and though it's very demanding, it's also so much fun. So if time is rushing by and you're stuck in a job that you don't like then defrost your passion and pop a cake in the oven.
In the meantime I'm going to waffle on about all the wonderful things that I love in my life..incidentally one of them being waffles with maple syrup!