No, I wasn't in a knife fight with a bunch of blog haters.

I heard those words from a busy producer as she scrambled to reconfigure the show today.  The cooking segment ran long, and they were five minutes over. 

Someone had to go.

I was sitting of to the side, by myself, and the moment I heard my smile wavered. 

I was the 'blogger'.

Of course, being the insecure gal I am, my mind raced… "Was it me?  Did I do something wrong?  Do they not like the blogs I was planning on talking about?  Is it my hair?  I have NEVER liked my hair!"

All of this flashed through my mind in the span of about three seconds, about the same amount of time it took for Melissa, the sweet producer from TCL, to see me sitting there.

"Oh!  I am so sorry!  The cooking segment ran long.  Its not you!  We like you!  We want you to come back.  Really!  I am so sorry!"

For a moment I was pretty embarrassed.  (who am I kidding, I am STILL embarrassed) But as I drove the long road home, I got to thinking.

This was a good thing.  It was a really good thing.

See, I was starting to get a little, uh… big headed.  Someone wanted me for their TV show!  Someone liked what I had to say!  Someone thought that my opinion was important!

See the theme there?  Me. I was starting to let all this stuff go to my head.

I am so thankful that I have a wonderful God who knows when the sin of pride is getting to be to much and knows when I need a big dose of humility. 

I am so thankful that God used something that was so important to me and so visible to everyone to show me that its NOT about me and that there is a much bigger picture.

I had a really big piece of humble pie.  I think I am full now. 😉


I will most likely be on again sometime next week, as they were kind enough to offer to let me reschedule.  I will let you know when I know. 🙂

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Meet Amanda Rettke

Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. Im sorry your segment got cut. I hope you get on soon!
    Haha- had to laugh about your hair comment- I never liked my hair!!!

  2. "Humble pie, not always the tastiest but always the one that resonates with you inside and not on your thighs.
    VERY well said!!  I have never heard it put that way before… and I like it!

  3. I just spent some time catching up with you and you are one busy blogger! How fun to hang out on TV! Except when they bump your segment. I’m excited to see more!

  4. Oh sorry to hear it didn’t work out as you planned…but maybe there is something even better waiting for you next time! It is always a bummer when we have to have a lesson in humility! 🙂
    Blessings friend!

  5. Sorry you didn’t get featured:( I just caught up on your blog, and you have been a busy bee around here! I forgot how much I missed visiting your blog.
    God has truly blessed you in many ways with many talents! I talked to Karen & I am only 2hrs & 27min. from Burnsville & because I <3 her so much, I am going to meet her on the 13th! She blessed my socks off when she said you were going to be there!!! Seriously, March is going to be an amazing month! Can't wait.

  6. I would have been wondering the same things. And I love your perspective on it! What a fun and exciting time for you! You’ll do GREAT 🙂

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