I’d like to first thank everyone for the calls and inquiries, but please understand: Cupcake Coordination is not a bakery. I don’t make cupcakes.
Cupcake Coordination is a coordination/event planning company, as it says on my business card and also on the top of this site.
However, I still get calls asking what kind of cupcakes I can make.
Let’s put it this way. Cupcake Coordination is a Coordination And Event Planning Service with the tagline “have your cake… and eat it, too”, because that’s what I thought a coordinator should be able to do for a client. When somebody is planning a party/wedding/event/anniversary/etc, they don’t want to deal with the stress. They literally just want to have their cake… and eat it, too. Makes sense, right?
I got very excited about all of this, and I was able to meet and help a lot of amazing people. It’s been fun. However, life has gotten in the way, so I’ll refer you to my Facebook post from December 15, 2012.
It’s been a rough latter half of the year for me. The short version is that in July there was a death in my family, and the trauma of that put me in a pretty serious depression. It’s still going strong, but it seems to be leveling out somewhat. Only now are there any feelings of “yes, I can get out of bed and face the day”. (There are also 2 new kittens in my house, which is helpful.) So… that said, I haven’t been focusing on Cupcake Coordination (or anything really) at all. It’s essentially been put on the back burner. It takes a great deal of energy to be the planner/coordinator that clients deserve, and I don’t have that in me right now. I’m sorry I haven’t responded to the phone calls, emails, tweets, and various inquiries, but I haven’t wanted to talk to anyone, or go anywhere. In all honesty I haven’t wanted to do much of anything except sleep. It’s been …….not fun.
I keep saying to myself “It’s okay to be down, but don’t let it consume you.” I’m looking at options for getting some help, although that in itself is kind of bumming me out because I haven’t been at a point of wanting to ask for help in a long time. I don’t even like to tell people when I’m down, or why, so this is hard, but I wanted to put it out there. So again: if you’ve tried to contact me and I’ve seemed flaky, this is why, and I apologize for my unresponsiveness. Things are hard and I’m trying to get myself back together, but for the moment the thought of taking on projects is just too much to handle.
I continue to try to focus on the fact that every day is another opportunity. As the very fabulous Ru Paul is fond of saying (and inspiring me to say): “DON’T …f//k it up.”
So… now I find myself in July of 2013, and still recovering. I’ve changed as a person and am taking it all one day at a time. Life has been very busy with my full time job over at Marina Village and my side venture of Young Enterprises, under which is Say It With Style (a graphic design company focusing on the special event industry). These are all things I had started before Cupcake Coordination started to take off. I am still focusing on Say It With Style – meaning graphic design such as invitations, menus, save the dates, etc for special events, because I have both the time and ability to do those kinds of things while holding down a full time job without burning out. Will I ever start coordinating again? Perhaps. When I’m not working I find myself drawing, painting, crocheting, or taking lots of cardio barre classes… more or less just focusing on myself.
For now, that’s what’s going on.
Oh, and if you still want cupcakes, check out CupcakesSquared. They did the cupcakes for my wedding, I see them frequently, and they’re DELISH.