“There are no wrong turnings. Only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”
― Guy Gavriel Kay
A long time ago I undertook a professional Baking Course. It was an extensive course and I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. I baked Fresh Cream Cakes, Tea Cakes, Croissants, Calzones, Swiss Rolls and every evening I baked fresh loaves of Bread for breakfast the next day. I would not be exaggerating if I said you name it and I baked it.
Since I wanted to practice I baked often and friends and relatives bore the brunt of the calories I plied them with. They were more than thrilled of course and they shared my baked delights with others. Very soon orders began trickling in. At first I was amused, and delivered for the lowest price imaginable. As the orders increased, I was advised to start ‘charging decently’ Before I knew it I was neck deep in orders and had hijacked Mum’s kitchen and staff.
My friends and siblings suggested I hire a place and some staff of my own and go professional in the right way. I wasn’t interested. It took some convincing on their path before I agreed and ‘Cakewalk by Mayuri’ was born. The place and staff were hired, Visiting Cards and the Menu were printed and stocks were ordered. Everything was in place, before I left for an annual holiday.
On that very holiday I accompanied a friend for her Tarot Reading and I was so fascinated by it that I had a Reading of my own AND stayed back to learn Tarot. The rest is history and I am a Tarot Card Reader for 13 years now 😀
Friends, family and Clients still tell me that they rue the holiday I took, which derailed my Baking plans and set me on another path. Me, I think otherwise. I was meant for Tarot Reading to choose me, and it did.
This pic was taken in Cubbon Park, Bangalore via my MobileCam