I’m glad to hear there are others that I have things in common with, aside from cake! I went “public” a year ago, thanks to a modification in Michigan law that allows home baked goods, and it took off like wildfire. i am booked from April through October with weddings…EVERY weekend, and everything in between. There are literally only 2 weekends I am not booked and I prefer to keep those to myself. My biggest struggle has been “friends” who think they can wait to the last minute to book, weddings mind you, and the reality is…I just can’t do it. I have a 5 year plan in place to make my final decision…of which only 4 remain…but I have been considering going full time with this since 2005… and yes, I too struggle with funding. I am building my self confidence and my client base, so we’ll see what will happen. It’s just comforting to know that there are others like myself putting in long hours at a full-time job, and then burning the midnight oil just to do what they really love! Thanks for posting your thoughts and stories, they are all appreciated!