And now, drum roll please… ratta tatta tatta tatta …may I introduce you to the all new Empress Tea Blog! We’ve upgraded the look of our entire site (and ironing out kinks for the next couple of weeks). It’s easier on the eyes, a breeze to navigate, and all of our content has been meticulously organised for the touch of your fingertips—by desktop or on the run with your mobile device. We love you so much that we’ve made it easier to love us. You can find us on your favourite platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, & Pinterest so remember to share us and share the love.
I love getting things done. I secretly love getting up early in the morning simply because of all the things you can accomplish before noon—too bad my body doesn’t agree! (I’m certain everyone who knows me is laughing their pants off at that sentence). A sense of accomplishment and making a difference in the world is such a euphoric feeling and a high I desire to experience every day.
Unfortunately, things get in the way don’t they? You stay up to late therefore end up sleeping in, you buy groceries to make dinner but they rot in the fridge.
I had a dream to update this website over a year ago, and then it was pushed to this summer, and pushed again to today. It’s now October 2015. If I wanted to let my dark side get the better of me I’d berate myself for taking so long; for not garnering the impetus to do it sooner when I’d first had the thought.
But guess what? I’m not going to beat myself up about it because I am human. I now know that it didn’t get done earlier because of a few reasons: I didn’t have the energy, I wasn’t in the right frame of mind, I had a lot of other things going on that needed my attention, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera… In hindsight, I have discovered (and embraced) that it was better to focus on me by concentrating on picking myself up, dusting myself off and getting back on the horse. That time of feeling lethargic and unproductive is over because now I’ve hit the ground running and I’m ready to be the most fun and fabulous version of myself that I can.
So far, the Year of the Sheep has been as nurturing as it promised. I have even been physically growing plants from seeds on my little balcony. The green is sprouting, the blog is blossoming, and I’m walking down the street with a joyous smile, delighting in the warm autumn sun on my face and the wind in my hair.
Thanks for your support dear readers. The best is yet to come!
What have you achieved lately that makes you feel accomplished?
(image credits: Crisper Drawers by Justin Boyd, Darth’s ID by