I'm not sure what to do with my cupcake business right now because I got accepted to a couple of nursing schools (Loma Linda University and New York University (nyu)) which by the way came as total shockers. I'm sure some of you are confused because I'm a graphic designer and I moonlight as a baker. Where the heck did nursing come from? Well, did you know that while I was working my day job and doing my cupcake business that I was taking prerequisites simultaneously??? I highly don't recommend it. I've never been sick so many times in my life and I'm usually healthy and all about being active. I was so sick and delirious that while I was pumping gas at the gas station I drove off without putting the gas cap back on. I've never done that in my life!!! So embarrassing! At least I didn't drive off with the gas pump. haha. That would've been baaaad. I also lost my wallet (which was later returned to me) and I became really absent-minded. My body just couldn't take it anymore and this is when I realized that I have to focus my energy on one thing. No more juggling act for me.
So now I'm faced with this difficult LIFE-CHANGING decision. What do I do? Do I drop everything I've been doing and go back to school or do I go balls out and open up a cupcake place of my own? My cupcake business has kept me pretty busy and it's gained a lot of momentum since I first started. To think, my business has grown strictly by word of mouth!!! I never thought in my life that I'd become this entrepreneur. I've always loved baking, but my body has gotten really tired, probably because I do almost all the orders solo. But my main problem is, I'm not a huge risk taker and to me, starting a business is a HUGE risk. It freaks me out. Over 70% of restaurants/food business fail their first year. That stems from either the food being terrible or insufficient funds to allow the business to grow.
The wonderful part about this experience is that I've been blessed with the sweetest customers who have been really encouraging about my business. They want to see me succeed and they're always so happy! I think people who like cupcakes are happy people. But going back to the nursing thing, I wasn't sure where my business was going at the time and I couldn't see myself doing graphic design in the long run. I thought nursing would be a great career to go into because it's so diverse, you can find a job anywhere and you get to work with people. Plus if you already have a degree, there are accelerated programs that will get you a BSN in no time, as long as you study your ass off. A part of me thinks that i should just go to nursing school out in NYU so that I can get away from some unfortunate events in my life, plus it's NEW YORK!!!!! and it'd only be for 15 months, but a part of me is having a hard time letting go of my cupcake business. It really does have potential. I'm just a scaredy cat.
If you've read this far, I thank you, because now I have a favor to ask...I say we VOTE on what I should do with my life!!! haha. I'm one of those indecisive people. But honestly, I would love to hear what you have to say. Give me a piece of your mind! Tell me I'm crazy and that I should just go to New York! Everyone seems to be moving out there. Tell me what you REALLY think about my cupcakes. haha. Maybe if someone pulled a knife out on me, held it against my throat and told me I had to decide quick or else, it'd help me decide, but I really don't want someone to do that to me. Help!
(Lillian, isn't it funny how I mention my nursing pursuits NOW???? haha. You, who suggested that I start this blog for the sole purpose of documenting my journey to becoming a nurse??? Well, I finally let the cat out of the bag. haha)