River City Six – Arunima Mitra
Meet Arunima Mitra, a cake decorator at The Omaha Bakery (theomahabakery.com).
Tell us a little about your business.
The Omaha Bakery is an excellent place to work and I enjoy every bit of time I spend there. I am fortunate to share the space with a very supportive and understanding team. Each one of us tries our best to deliver the finest quality products to our customers. I am also very grateful that I got the opportunity to work with owner and talented baker Michelle Kaiser, from whom I always learn something new every day.
What has been your most important achievement professionally?
Decorating wedding cakes, but I also feel accomplished making cakes for any special occasion. I’m so honored to be a part of any client’s special day and help to make it an incredible one to remember.
Tell us a little about your family.
We’re a small, happy family. I have an 8-year-old boy who is the biggest admirer of his mom and a caring, supportive husband who looks after our needs and takes great care of us. Family comes first to me before anything else, and it’s also the biggest motivation that drives me all the time.
What do you see as one of the biggest turning points in your life?
It’s a whole different experience to be a new mom. Holding my son and looking at him for the first time was a huge turning point in my life.
What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
I love to cook Indian food for my family as both my husband and son are huge foodies. I also like to spend quality time doing outdoor activities with my family and friends.
What is a talent you have that most people probably don’t know about?
Teaching and raising a kid requires a lot of patience. I always try to carry this patience into every aspect of my life, which elevates my confidence in whatever I do.
What are you the most proud of?
My son; I’m so thankful that God chose me to be his mom. He is the happiest kid I have ever seen and always has a positive attitude in everything he does.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
My husband always asks me to “Do things where your heart belongs; you cannot succeed if you don’t give your heart to what you are doing.” Applying this advice to my job has really helped me to prosper professionally in my career.
If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be?
I’ve loved animals since I was young and always wanted to work with a NGO that takes care of animals needing help. Personally, I used to have 3 dogs at my home back in India and was very much attached to them. They were the best friends I’ve ever had. So this is another profession close to my heart and I feel that I could have been successful had I chosen that as my career path.
If you could have a super power, what would it be?
I’d like to have the power to fly like Supergirl, so that I can go and meet my family at India any time I want.
If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be?
I would love to have dinner with Tom Cruise, who is my childhood hero and my favorite actor.
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