I asked my hubby to guest post on my blog today. I left it open ended and neither of us were really sure what direction he would take it in. After he finished writing, he said that he felt like he got out what he wanted to say. Here’s his post below, completely his words.
Being Married to Linnycakes
I could talk about the fountain of treats that seem to constantly pour through the kitchen, the candy that grows in the cupboards, or the sweet aroma of sugary awesomeness that hangs in the air. However, that is just on the surface, of what it’s like to be married to Linnycakes.
The path to a world of cupcakes wasn’t originally clear to Lindsey (Linnycakes). After High School she went to College as an English major and although she loved writing, it just didn’t seem right. A couple of years later she moved onto a different college and received a diploma in Graphic Design, but it still wasn’t hitting home.
A few years ago Lindsey started a blog, called “The Creative Appetite”. In her initial post she talked about all the barriers she hit along the way. How she was searching for the answer and was having so much trouble finding it… Until she made a cupcake. Finally, she had figured it out! Making the cupcake reminded her of why she got into graphic design in the first place – the creative process – the colors – communicating an idea! It was then that she decided to fully purse graphic design… Wait, what?
It was another couple of years before Lindsey realized how much she loved making cupcakes and changed her site to “Linnycakes”.
Okay, now’s probably a good time to explain what all of this has to do with me and being married to a Cupcaker/Blogger. Like any career, there are peaks and valleys. There are times when she’s flying high with loads of cupcake orders and other times when she’s stuck in a rut without any customers. I feel my biggest responsibility, as her husband, is to support her anyway I can. She has always been very supportive of my career so it feels doubly important that I keep her going as well. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking pictures for her or helping her with Photoshop tasks. Other times it’s more of a mental game and I’m trying to encourage her and telling her that she’s doing the right thing and to keep on doing it. It’s really easy to psych yourself out when you’re in one of those valleys. The important thing to remember is that you’ll have lots of failed attempts in life, but they’ll lead to successes if you trudge on. Fortunately, she has always been strong-willed, so even if she gives up for the day, she’ll be back at it the next.
Lindsey’s been blessed to find the perfect mix of writing, graphic design and baking, through her blog. I would never have guessed that these different paths could blend together so seamlessly. I’m really excited to see her career continue to evolve and I can’t wait to taste her future cupcake creations!