The all new Bake Off and me
We’ll its here and I’m history? or am I? I had this worry that my beautiful ride would be over once the new series started. But I woke up this morning and realised that there is room for everyone in this game. Personalities are different and varied as each face that walks around. I think that this wobble is what society calls ‘self esteem’ I use this phrase a lot at school and support young people with what a ‘low self esteem’ is and how to over come it.
Yet here I am feeling that very same low self esteem myself. I suppose on reflection I’ve always felt it but what does it really mean? Does it mean that no one understands me, likes me or ‘gets me’ yes. I suppose it does or at least my understanding is that low self esteem is ones perception of what others think.
Lets get real about all this and then I’ll bring my thinking back round to baking and bake off. A friend said to me the other day that he was meeting people who said they wanted to find someone that knew them better than they know themselves. This ‘trendy’ statement is used quite a lot in the relationship game. But! in all honesty how can we expect someone (know to us or not) get who we are and eradicate ‘low self esteem’ when we don’t know ourselves in the first place.
The mission is to be ok with you . I say ok as a stating point as its a tall order to say “like ones self” its the ultimate but difficult to achieve.Personally I find it very difficult to actually say “I like me” but I’m willing to work on ‘I’m ok with me’ I’m willing to look at my self esteem and see if I can address it, rearrange it, tweak it or change it. How? I went on bake off, but that’s what I did, what will you do? to tell yourself your ok, it doesn’t have to be a public show but it does have to be a personal mission that satisfies you.
Baking has brought me some tremendous adulation that I never thought I would experience, its doesn’t cuddle me or kiss me goodnight (but I have my imagination for that) but I have found that my self esteem is mending when my baking/cooking is liked. So am I concerned that there is a new set of bakers to challenge my ‘celebrity’? or is it a group of people just like me looking to address their self esteem, looking to see if they are happy with “I’m ok”.
My eyes with remain unique and your finger prints will also remain unique. Together our thoughts, feelings and opinions will also be unique and yes, our cooking baking or however we express ourselves will remain unique and all I can say Bravo for what ever it is you choose to say “I’m ok” and I’m working towards ‘I like me’.