♥♥ If You Do What You Love, You Never Work A Day In Your Life ♥♥
I have always loved this saying and had hoped that one day I could be one of the lucky few to experience it. I finally feel like I am exploring my potential while enjoying life.
I grew up in Indonesia in a family that loved food and my mother was an excellent cook. My passion for baking started at a very young age, I spent a lot of my teen years helping in my mother’s baking business where I learned a lot about cooking and baking. In my adulthood, I am now living far away from my childhood home, in America. I spend a lot of my free time in the kitchen. The kitchen is my escape from all the hassles in life. The other good part of working in my kitchen was that it always brought back sweet childhood memories.
Prior to baking, I was trained as a Commercial Architect and worked in the Architectural field in Southeast Asia, Europe and America for more than 20 years. But the one thing that I have always wanted to do and have always dreamed of is that one day I would own my own little cozy pastry shop somewhere in Bali-Indonesia (though I am still working on the Bali-part :)
Unfortunately, throughout the years, I have almost forgotten what it means to dream. I have been so practical and allowing the day to day demands place a film over my eyes. After all, we all have a dream inside of us waiting to be discovered.....
The world of baking always fascinates me. Design and creating have always been my passion, so combining the art of design and baking seems to be a natural fit for me. I love creating something that looks and tastes great. After numerous requests and positive affirmations for my creations, I found myself at a pivotal point in my life, where it became imperative that I make a momentous decision, my passion and love for the art of baking versus my career at the time. Call it courage or folly, with a blessing from above and support from my family, especially my wonderful husband, Daniel. I decided the time was right to start up my own baked goods business and this is how Indayani Baked Goods LLC was born and I have never been happier.
It takes time to remember what you love and put energy into realizing it, but once I take a small baby step into the direction of things I love, and with God willing, the curtains will begin to open and my greater dream revealed.....