Yep…. You read it right.
It’s been two months since I resigned from my 8 to 5 job as a software developer and now I bake and decorate cakes for a living (go check https://www.instagram.com/bakemorecakes/ to see my works! 🙂 ). Sometimes I write too. And so far, it’s the best two months ever. Fred even mentioned about how I never complain about anything anymore, that I was never in a bad mood, and that I made the right choice.
I’m happy that I was brave enough to quit. Although I’m not sure how well I’ll be doing next, but at least I know that that kind of job is not what I want in life.When you hate what you’re doing, you slowly kills your creativity, you know.
I was still on my third month of probation on my job when I planned about quitting it. It’s not because of the workload. It’s not about the place, it’s about me. I just knew from the start that I didn’t want this. I didn’t know how I managed to stick with it until about a year and a half, but somehow I did it. Thanks to the monthly salary that made me feel secure.
But now I got to be picky because I can’t turn back time and I hate to feel sorry for myself later. I knew from the start that if I chose not to stick to that career, people will talk. Although I’m not really sure about it, but this is a small city, and there’s no way people not gonna talk about anything. “Oh, she went to one of those top universities in Indonesia and now she sells cake, in a small town, Jambi? What was on her mind?” That… doesn’t sound really impressive, right? That some random people will be eligible to “sell cake”. Yeah but whatever.
So right after I quit, I started taking a lot of cake orders. I didn’t really set any limit of how many cakes I should be making in a day because I wanted to push myself to my limit. That first month was hard. I ended up taking too many orders. There was one time that I have to stay late at night until 12 or something because of my bad time management. And there were some that I messed up. All because I took too many orders. Now I limit it to be strictly 3 cakes per day, with some short holidays in between. Things are going a little bit slower, just the way I enjoy it. And I’m really happy that I get to pick what I want to do and ignore the rest. Like if I want a holiday, I can just go. And when I’m back at home, I’ll be baking another cake.
Oh, I almost forget to mention that I don’t have any assistant right now. And I’m not planning to have one at the moment because I don’t think I’m ready to settle down. Well, I don’t want to settle down, really.
But yeah, I’m not sure what to do next. Maybe travel a little bit more? Who knows. But right now, I really feel light and free. (I even have the time and energy to exercise a bit more!!! Like, 3 times a week). And I’m now pretty excited about my future. It’s just nice to you know, wake up every day knowing that you’re standing on your own feet without having anyone to report to, or anyone telling you what to do. It’s a rocky road but it’s worth it. *spreading positivity*