I’ve been sharing my journey to Becoming Miss Independent. Not sure if you’ve seen my other stories, but I had been planning a to start a baking business when disaster struck! Scroll down to the “You Might Like” section to read Part 2 to find out what went wrong.
So after the setback I experienced, I wasn’t going to give up because I believed in myself and thought positively about the outcome. Instead of giving up I decided to have a bit of fun and took a selfie next to all my ingredients on the floor and posted it on social media. My caption said – “Need to bake 50 cupcakes by tomorrow but got no ingredients #sendhelp”.
By the time I got home, I had received so many messages from friends and neighbours saying they had spare flour, butter, milk and sugar! How amazing? So they came over to my house to give me the ingredients and help me get everything ready for my big sale the next day.
Now that I think of it… what would I have done without my friends? I used to think being independent meant you had to do everything on your own, but that’s not true at all. Team work is really important and it’s the secret ingredient to life. Like I said before, the journey to becoming independent is a bumpy one; so you need loving and supportive friends to be with you throughout the way. You shouldn’t feel like asking for help makes you a burden to other people. You’re not meant to go through life on your own!
So as you start your journey to independence remember:
1. Love and believe positive things about yourself.
2. Even when things get difficult… NEVER GIVE UP.
3. Don’t try and do everything on your own. Look to friends and family for support if you need it. That doesn’t mean you’re not independent.
In the end I got my 50 cakes ready and got to the stall on time to sell them. I made my first bit of money and it felt great. It took me a while to get there, but I’ve learnt a lot about myself and what independence really means.