Those Pink Lemonade Cupcakes I made last week put me on a gigantic emotional roller coaster! Who knew!?
I was super excited with how they looked once I was finished and even happier once I loaded the pictures onto my computer. They looked SO sweet, if I do say so myself…
All I could think was that I’m finally starting to get the hang of this whole food photography thing. I was really proud of the pictures I’d taken! So proud, I finally screwed up the courage to submit a picture to Foodgawker. This picture…
In the meantime, the post was a huge success. Everybody loved them and it’s now sitting pretty as my most viewed post. Needless to say, I was thrilled.
But somewhere in the back of my mind, the waiting for word from Foodgawker was killing me. I think I checked my email like 20 times. Maybe more, but who’s counting?
Finally, the email came and one click later, it was like good feeling gone. They denied it – said it was low lighting and/or underexposed.
Suddenly that feeling like I could take on Mount Everest and win had vanished only to be replaced by a whole lot of self doubt.
Thank goodness my friend Angie, who used to be my personal cheering squad and next door neighbor, sent me a screen shot of Foodbuzz.com Saturday morning.
Here I was – me and my Pink Lemonade Cupcakes right smack dab on their homepage! And featured on their Top 9!
In that moment, I realized that I had given Foodgawker WAY more power over my feelings of self-worth than they deserved! It’s a great picture, and I am still proud of it. That should be enough for me!
So today, let’s celebrate our achievements! What have you done – cooked, baked, or otherwise that you’re really proud of lately?