Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday Ramblings

You guys, why is time moving so stinking quickly?

Just two minutes ago I was writing last week’s Wednesday Ramblings post.  Yet here we are again.  I can’t believe how time flies.



I absolutely love this quote.  It stuck a strong chord with me this week.  I put so much pressure on myself to be “perfect”.  First, it’s unrealistic.  But second, it doesn’t matter.  Everyone has their own talents, their own strengths, their own way of navigating the world and this week I am grateful for that.

I am so glad that we aren’t all the same.  That would be just terribly boring.  Instead, I am embracing my differences from others.  I was at a blogger meetup with some KC bloggers on Monday (at Best Regards Bakery – this place is the real deal) and the owner of the bakery talked about embracing things that you can’t change.  If you make an ugly cookie that is the best tasting cookie that you ever ate – sell it that way, embrace it’s ugliness because of the way it tastes.  You don’t have to be the best.  Be passionate, be sincere, be personal, be Y.O.U.  The end.

I am still counting the days to IFBC (7) and Colorado (16).  Anyone have recommendations for what to do and what to see in Denver, Boulder, Estes Park and/or Fort Collins?  Send them my way if you do!


31 Responses to “Wednesday Ramblings”

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — August 15, 2012 @ 1:51 pm

    I totally love this. I’m the same way. And I always end up comparing myself to people who have been doing it for years. “Why am I no where near as good at food photography as Matt Armendariz?” even though I’ve only been doing it a little over a year. Geesh! I always have to remind myself to give space to learn and grow and be proud of what I am great at, even if I’m not the best in the whole entire world.

    • Cassie replied: — August 15th, 2012 @ 1:55 pm

      Yes, exactly!! It’s all about perspective. And ps – your photography is stunning! 🙂

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    Anna — August 15, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    The internet makes it sooo easy to get caught up in comparisons – great reminder post!!

    • Cassie replied: — August 15th, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

      Yes, it’s so easy! Thanks Anna!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 15, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    Ooh, thanks so much for sharing that quote – love it! Another one I saw recently that I like: “Be you. No one can do it better.”

    • Cassie replied: — August 15th, 2012 @ 4:40 pm

      Ooo, I love that one too, Laura, thanks for sharing that!

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    Ramona — August 15, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    I totally agree everyone should shine their own light and not compare it to other people. It’s hard not to….. I literally cringe when I look back at my old post and I’m sure in a year I’ll be cringing at what I’m doing today when I see all the fabulous pictures, posts and recipes that are out there. At the end of the day you can only be true to yourself.

    • Cassie replied: — August 15th, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

      Yes, it’s so hard not too. I find it encouraging to look back at old posts and see how far I have come!

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    Jill | Dulce Dough — August 15, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    Great post Cassie–love that quote! It is so hard not to compare and put pressure on ourselves. Have a great time on your trips!!

    • Cassie replied: — August 15th, 2012 @ 4:41 pm

      Thanks Jill! It is so tough!

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    Christie {Pepper Lynn} — August 15, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

    Your words completely resonate with me, Cassie! I’m a total perfectionist, and each day is really a battle to overcome those tendencies, stop comparing, and walk in the joy of who God has made me and the blessings that I have. It’s comforting to know there are others who struggle with some of the same things, and I’m thankful for your reminder to embrace our uniqueness.

    • Cassie replied: — August 15th, 2012 @ 4:42 pm

      You are so right, Christie! Yes, you are definitely not alone!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 16, 2012 @ 12:45 am

    You couldn’t have said it better! I’m constantly trying to be perfectionist when it comes to taking photos but sometimes, it just doesn’t work that way! And I put so much pressure on myself and it gets so stressful!

    But I will most definitely take a step back and stop stressing so much!

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:17 am

      I have to remind my self daily to do so!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — August 16, 2012 @ 4:22 am

    That’s a good reminder! I have to admit I don’t like posting extremely ugly food. I always feel like I have to find a way to make it look pretty because I don’t think most people feel inspired to make ugly food. I guess it shouldn’t matter if it’s super tasty, but that’s hard to convey on the internet. At least I think so. 🙂

    But in real life? Oh man. People get nothing but ugly baked goods from me. They don’t mind. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:18 am

      Haha! I am the same way, I always take my time to pick out the prettiest cookies before photographing!

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    Joanne — August 16, 2012 @ 4:57 am

    I love that quote also! Too often we berate ourselves all too much…it’s time to be proud. As long as the effort is there, we should be proud of the results.

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:18 am

      So true Joanne, that’s a great way to look at it!

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 16, 2012 @ 10:39 am

    I love this post! I too am a perfectionist and often get so caught up in trying to control everything that I forget to just be. Sometimes the greatest gifts we receive from others as well as ourselves come from letting go and just being present. Thanks Cassie for a beautiful post!

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      Love that – being present…so true!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 16, 2012 @ 2:39 pm

    I lOVE that quote!!!!

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      me too, girl!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — August 16, 2012 @ 2:53 pm

    Love, Love this quote and what a great post! It is always nice to hear these things and not to get caught up in comparisons.

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:19 am

      Yes! So true Jennifer!

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    Baking Serendipity — August 16, 2012 @ 5:51 pm

    I love this…and agree with you on all fronts! Time is flying, and I am cramming more into each day trying to be perfect too. I definitely need this reminder 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:20 am

      I need it nearly daily! 🙂

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    Meghan — August 16, 2012 @ 8:35 pm

    Love the quote & the picture is so cute! I put ridiculous amounts of pressure on myself too, and it’s so important to take a step back & be grateful for all that we have! Great reminder Cassie!

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:21 am

      Exactly Megan! 🙂

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    Cookie and Kate — August 16, 2012 @ 10:40 pm

    Tonight was so fun, Cassie! I forgot to tell you to go to happy hour at The Med in Boulder. Sangria and tapas, so good!

    • Cassie replied: — August 17th, 2012 @ 11:22 am

      Oooh, great tip, that sounds amazing! I had so much fun last night too! See you again soon!

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen — August 25, 2012 @ 5:59 am

    Great phrase. I read a book, eons ago, that talked about that and it never gets old. Things are so much simple, fun and interesting when you admit you don´t need to be the best. Nice post!

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