Abby and I have been talking for a while about shifting the focus for this blog. I like our blog, and I like talking about tea. However, I want a blog that shows more of “us” and connects us to readers in a deeper way.
I found I was often caught up in the quest for perfection. I’m a professional photographer, therefore, I can’t post a tea review without damn near perfect pictures. I was acting in the pursuit of perfection instead of with purpose. And, when I think about it, the quest to do things perfectly only leads to disappointment. It’s like decision fatigue but even worse…perfection paralysis. When we want to do something perfectly but then instead freeze and do nothing at all, at the end of the day we are far less happy than if we had just acted with purpose and done the best we could and done something slightly imperfect.
So, it means that I would still like to talk about tea but also talk about what we can do to add self-care in our daily lives. I’m going to let go and just write something real with the intent that doing it will make me happier.
How do you connect to happiness and well-being? Tea is a form that my self-care takes. It’s a mindful ritual. Tea makes you take a pause to be present and give you a small enjoyment.
The blog will move forward with the reviews, tea gadgets, and some delicious recipes just as it always has. However, when we need to reprioritize our list, or buy more tea…instead of waiting we’re going to just post casually post something fun or that we connected with and see where goes.
To be fair, Abby has always been great with the blog and kept it going single-handedly for a while. I’m the hold up, but I hope this new idea might help shift my perception.
So I invite you to join us. Embrace the idea of acting with purpose not perfection. Join us here for a little bit of daily happiness some that will involve tea and others little tidbits from our days. Note: you’ll likely see a feminist perspective presented, because, while Abby and I are different in many ways this is one way in which we are very much alike.
If you have something you’d like us to share on the blog whether it’s a tea that you’d like us to review or a thought or article about happiness, self-care, or empowerment that you’d like to share we encourage you to email us at delecteable (at) gmail (dot) com.