Baker's Dozen

It seems like I've gone through at least a dozen great ideas for potential careers for myself. Hopefully one day it'll be clear what I'm here to do, but even in the midst of the Paralegal program, I'm still not convinced it's been revealed to me yet. Mom says a lot of "smart" people are restless in life and constantly looking for something new to learn or at least something challenging to try. Maybe that's me, but I've never felt smart so why would I think that way about myself.

Anyway, I've always liked to cook and started out baking. I'd make cookies, cakes, or any other dessert that sounded good when I was at home on the weekends during high school or just bored. Pretty much since my own wedding and since becoming addicted to the Food Network, I've thought it would be so much fun and so rewarding to bake and decorate cakes. I'm not talking necessarily "Ace of Cakes" style cakes, but I see myself making your traditional wedding cake or birthday cake, but just making it really cute and/or elegant. I don't have a desire to create a cake replica of the State Capitol, but I do have a desire to create gorgeous wedding cakes. It sounds so fun yet challenging and creative!

I'm considering trying to find out if I could work part time in a bakery to learn the process. At this point, I'm not going to put all my career eggs in one basket. I figure I'll just try stuff out and see what takes off. I've still got my stationary business in the background and may have a huge new client thanks to my sis-in-law, Shelly! We'll see! My wedding photographer always tells me I should be a wedding planner each time I see her - maybe she tells that to all her brides - but I like to pretend she really means it when she says it to me and that makes me feel good. It's nice to hear things like that from someone you admire and look up to as a professional. Here are a few cakes I like from some local (and not-so-local) bakery sites:

Sweet Memories Bakery, Apex

Ketchie Creek Bakery, Mocksville

My life should be called "As the Career Turns." I feel nuts about how wishy-washy I feel about things. I would just like to be happy, content, and creative in my work. There's no need for the torture of being verbally abused by strangers anymore.


  1. I have one more idea for you to add to your list! The other day I was thinking about your stationary business and an Avon commercial came on. I thought that would be a great business to start. There is pampered chef for food supplies, Mary Kay for make-up, why not *fill in the blank with company name here* for personalized stationary?

  2. Kelley,
    Creative people like all kinds of different things. You are very creative and enjoy trying new ideas and avenues:)
    It makes life a fun adventure!!
    From your "other" mom:)