January is National Hobby Month, so I wanted to express my feelings for what has become more than just a hobby for me. Baking and decorating desserts has become a love, a joy, an avenue of relaxation and an expression of creativity. Although there is a sense of gratification when Clients are happy with the end result, there are few things that satisfy me more than the peace I feel when I am in the throws of research, design, and finally creation of what I and the Client have envisioned. I find myself in a zone, hard to explain but easy to feel. It's a place where I can think about my joys, my sorrows, my ups and downs from the days and weeks prior. Believe it or not, I can meditate and submit myself to my Higher Power. I concentrate on all the good that can and WILL come. Since life brings so many unexpected twists and turns, I now consider it a necessity to live with less fear and boundaries and to give without hesitation. Once anxiety is gone, the willingness to give without expecting anything in return is present, and trust in my Higher Power is constant and unwavering, great and wonderful things begin to happen. I am willing to share the wonderful things with those I love. And for my loved ones and those I may not know that well, these sweet treats are just a portion of joy that can be shared with many. I consider myself successful each time I complete a vision. I consider myself successful because I enjoy what I do. I consider myself successful because others can also enjoy the result of what I do.That's why I l do what I Love and Love what I do!
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Ingrid Golson Graves