Cream or Ice Cream?

7 July 2010

Life is full of choices we have to make – most of them not nearly as easy as this one!

As the quote goes, ‘it’s the choices we make not the chances we take that determine our destiny.’ I tend to agree with this, yet it is certainly not the easy option.

Chances come along very rarely and of course we must take them when they do, but they don’t normally require nearly as much thought as a choice that has to be made.

Life is full of choices we have to make – most of them not nearly as easy as this one!

As the quote goes, ‘it’s the choices we make not the chances we take that determine our destiny.’ I tend to agree with this, yet it is certainly not the easy option.

Chances come along very rarely and of course we must take them when they do, but they don’t normally require nearly as much thought as a choice that has to be made.

One of the hardest choices I have ever had to make was just recently when I had to decide whether or not to take a huge risk and self publish my own cook book. I knew the cost would be huge as well as the time and effort that would be required to make it a success. It was also completely new ground to me – it was a huge investment into something I had no prior experience in. I knew I would also have to find and put my trust into a team that would know far more than I did and ask them to be committed to helping me through the entire process.

Eventually determination made this choice for me. I had to do it and I knew the risks; one of which being that if this was not a success, my business could go under completely.

Bitton; A French Inspired Cafe Cook Book, is now in its final stages and is due to be released in October of this year. Still not quite finished, the amazing team and I are extremely excited about its outcome already (although I think we all will admit it’s been a pretty hard job – much more then we could ever have imagined!)

I can see the beautiful photographs of the food we have created, the texture of the paper we have chosen and the elegant design, it is more than I could ever have imagined. Before the book has even been finished I can tell that the immense decision I had to make to go ahead with the book has paid off.

It is this that makes the choices we make so rewarding – seeing the final outcome.

Yet I will never understand why I have to choose between cream and ice cream, why can’t I just have both? But I guess that would be having your cake and eating it too!