I’ve been sharing my journey to Becoming Miss Independent. Not sure if you’ve seen my other stories? If you haven’t click on Becoming Miss Independent part 1 and Becoming Miss Independent part 2 to catch up.
Girls can you remember the setback I experienced the last time? Well, I decided not to let it make me give up. I believed in myself and thought positively about the outcome.
Rather than give up I did something unusual. I took a picture of all my ingredients on the floor. And then, I posted it on facebook with the caption “Need to bake 50 cupcakes by tomorrow but got no ingredients #pleasehelp”.
By the time I got home, I had received so many messages from friends and neighbours saying they had spare flour, butter, milk and sugar! How amazing?
Some of them even came over to my house to help me get everything ready for my big sale the next day.
Now that I think of it… what would I have done without my friends?
I used to think being independent meant you had to do everything on your own. That’s not true at all.
You see, the journey to becoming independent is a bumpy one. You need loving and supportive friends to be with you throughout the way. So, don’t ever feel like asking for help makes you a burden to other people. You’re not meant to go through life on your own!
As you start your journey to independence remember
1. Love and believe positive things about yourself.
2. Even when things get difficult… NEVER GIVE UP.
3. Don’t try and do everything on your own. Look to friends and family for support if you need it. That doesn’t mean you’re not independent.
In the end, I was able to get the cupcakes to the stall right on time for sale.. I made my first bit of money. It felt great.
Yes, it took me a while to get there, but I’ve learnt a lot about myself and what independence really means.
Are you thinking about starting a business or learning a new skill and finding it hard to move forward? What do you think you need to succeed? Share it with us in the comments section.
Becoming Miss Independent – Part 3
Don’t do the journey alone