It's a funny thing. Life. LIfe is hilarious. If you allow yourself or rather, if you give yourself permission to laugh at yourself, you will often find yourself smiling a lot more.
I have had to learn to trust myself a lot more and trust The Lord (I'm a Christian and I don't plan to hide that in business) more than ever before and it isn't scary. In fact, it's freeing. Starting this business has been an overwhelmingly joyful and rewarding experience. My mother said it best, "LaKisha finally decided to do what God has been telling her to do." No, I didn't hear a booming voice from on high telling me to start making ice cream but I did feel uncomfortable in a pretty good job paying a pretty good salary. I did feel joy everytime I cooked for someone. I poured my heart into every Thanksgiving dinner I prepared. For me, food is about love and I'm happy cooking. I mean, I'm deliriously happy messing up a kitchen. Even if it doesn't come out right, cooking just does it for me the same way music (my first love) has always done it for me. Your purpose is where your passion is...ask yourself, "what am I passionate about?" I'm passionate about Jesus, family, food, and Detroit.
I'm 30 and 3 quarters and I'm happy. I haven't been happy in a long time. Honestly, with everything on my plate, I'm not sure why I'm so darn happy. I don't have a building yet. I haven't turned a profit yet...but I'm deliriously happy because I am doing what I love. I love making people smile. And people smile when they have that first taste of ice cream from The Detroit Ice Cream Company.
The moral of the story ladies and gents: time flies with irresistible rapidity. Spend that time doing what you love. It doesn't matter how many mistakes you've made or how many failures you've encountered. None of that matters...if you want it to happen all you've got to do is try...and be happy on this journey, because life is a precious gift. (Jeremiah 29:11)