Progress, not perfection!

Welcome to my newly designed blog with its very own domain! YAY!

I’m so excited to launch this today, although to be honest, I was suppose to launch it on August 27th (which is also my birthday). Unbeknownst to me, the Universe already had a life lesson up its sleeve on the first day of my 38th year 😉

I should have known with a dark sky like that on the morning of my birthday that things were brewing 😂

Earlier this summer, I took the time to play around with my site and learn a bit more about WordPress. This part of technology isn’t my strong suit, but I decided to dive right in. I spent the better part of a week creating, changing and updating my blog. I had a plan : relaunch on my birthday with a new site and a new post. What better way to start a new year, right?

Anticipation is a good thing, but be weary of expectations!

The morning of my birthday, I also decided that I should finally invest in my domain name since I had been going back and forth about it for months. I figured it would be a nice birthday present from me to me so I went ahead with it.

However, I somehow managed to change my theme and settings as the transaction went through so my entire site changed in one click. I know for some people, this would be an easy fix, but for me, it was devastating. I’d worked so hard and it was all gone!

Long story short, I sent an email to the kind people of WordPress and within two days, everything was back on track, but initially, I was still disappointed that I hadn’t been able to launch on my birthday. However, when I started to think about the situation, I realised that the Universe was trying to show me how far I’d come.

In the past, a situation like this would’ve frustrated me for days, weeks even! I had a plan and it hadn’t gone as expected. However, the frustration only lasted a few minutes this time because I kept repeating to myself that the Universe had my back and that there was a reason it hadn’t worked out as planned. After a few long deep breaths, I was over it. So I would have to wait to launch a few extra days… no biggie! Progress!

So about the blog…

Over the past few years, I’ve developed a passion for well-being and rekindled a romance with baking. Now, these two things don’t always go hand in hand, but I believe that you can have your cake and eat it too! After all, life is all about balance 😉

I loved baking as a child with my mom and my great aunt, but I stopped as I grew older because if I baked it, I ate it and that didn’t mix well with my body issues, self esteem issues and food issues.

However, I’ve gone through a significant period of personal growth over the last few years which has lead me to discover that baking truly is a creative outlet for me.

When I’m baking, I’m so focused that I don’t think of anything else. I am at peace…most of the time! I’ve also discovered that I love baking even more when it’s for someone else ♥

Cinnamon rolls anyone?

This passion has helped me to grow as a person. I’ve had to step out of my comfort zone on more than one occasion, I’ve had to learn how to say no without feeling guilty and I’ve had to put myself out there.  Just writing this blog is proof of that! It has been a stepping stone into something bigger that is on the way.

You will see this blog evolve over the course of the next few months because I have so many ideas that I can’t wait to share with you, but in the end, it will still be a place where I continue to heal and grow. Some posts will be about baking and some of them will be about whatever is bouncing around in my head at any given time.

Welcome to my journey! Grab a cookie 😉

Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Peanut butter cup surprise monster cookies!

 

One thought on “Progress, not perfection!

  1. I am so very proud of you and the journey (not to mention progress) that you have undertaken.

    You continually inspire me to be better than I was the day before. I cannot wait to see what wonders await you in your journey.

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