Week of March 19 – March 26 : This week started off with a bang!
Sunday: I went to church and then we had a family dinner at my sisters’ house. It was so much fun! I love that my immediate family and my brother-in-law’s family can come together and just hang out. We took the kids to the park nearby that had a nice water splash section for the children. My son saw a huge wasp nearby and made up in his mind that he didn’t want to get in the water because of it. My sister tried to pick him and walk him through the water, but it didn’t work. Haha! As long as that insect was around, he would not be near it. Eventually he moved over to the swings and apparatus along with the other kids. It’s amazing how children find happiness in the smallest things.
Monday: My husband and I attended the Houston Rodeo and really enjoyed ourselves. We received the tickets from my job, (who received it from a client), and the attendees couldn’t go. My coworkers insisted that I take them since I’m new to town. I almost passed on it because it was for a Country artist that I didn’t know… and who would I take with me? I grabbed the tickets anyway. If I couldn’t find anyone, I was going to ask one of my coworkers. However, my husband agreed… I think the pressure from his coworkers helped with that decision. LOL!
If you’ve never heard of or been to the Houston Rodeo, you’re missing out on a great experience. Kudos to my husband for experiencing something new. He is definitely a city boy and this was all country flavor. Literally!
Between all of the cows and horses racing, and then a country concert, he had an experience he won’t forget. He didn’t even complain about walking on the dirt to get to the floor seats for the concert.
We had a great time!
Tuesday, Wed. Thurs.: Work… lots of projects and increased work load. My job is still going well, I’m happy to say. After work, I prepared for Agape Centric’s fundraiser, a non-profit run by my family (www.AgapeCentric.org). We raised funds for our annual back to school event scheduled for August. So, my sister and father threw down in the kitchen to make some awesome lunches (BBQ pulled Pork and sausage links, etc.) and you know I handled the desserts: salted chocolate chip cookies, oatmeal cookies, pound cake… This week, I really felt the pressure though, especially on Friday.
At work, all I could think about were the desserts I needed to make that night… and the few items that I still needed to pick up from the store. At the end of 2016, I learned that time management will be the key to my success. To have desserts for the weekend, I need to prepare at least a week in advance… and if there is more detail or is a large order, I definitely need more time.
On a night where I would really like to have a date night or something, I’m going to be baking and putting the other desserts in bags. I guess I’ll rest later. That’s the price I have to pay if I want to do something I love, and stay on a deadline. I can say, there’s no better joy than to stay up late working on a dessert. I do it with no hesitation and will stay up until I’m happy with the result. Basically, I love this and am willing to make a sacrifice.
What’s crazy is, the more I bake, the more requests come in. This is a great problem to have, however, I want to make sure I’m consistent with the product and presentation. I also want to make sure that I pace myself accordingly so that I don’t burn out. [I talked a little bit about this in a previous post / video]. Needless to say, I got it all done and we had a wonderful event. Two people even inquired about two desserts in the next few months. I will be happy to make them.
Cheers to enjoying life and pursing my dreams at any cost!
Peace and Love!
P.S. Here are some lessons I’ve learned on time management:
- plan out all details ahead of time
- purchase items early
- start working as early as possible
- don’t stress
- think clearly and stay positive
- do what you can and let it be!