On biting off more than you can chew.

Hi readers. It’s been a while. The last time we spoke, I’d just launched my brand new blog and I was full of creative energy and enthusiasm. But then life happened, things got crazy, and Tea and Sea had to take a backseat.

This isn’t necessarily a bad thing! Not by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, in the last few months I’ve gotten married, left my job to start graduate-school full time, and moved to North Carolina! Needless to say, it’s been a little hectic…

And while I’ve missed this blog and our tiny, little community, I’m trying to work on balance. It’s been a bit elusive lately. Despite all of the new and exciting things happening, there’ve been a fair number of challenges as well. I left an incredible group of friends, experienced tremendous culture shock, and had to re-learn what it means to be a student (and how to function on less than 8 hours of sleep again). It’s been humbling, and it’s been lonely and it’s been frustrating, but I’ll be better for it when all is said and done.

All this being said, Tea and Sea is probably going to change a lot. For one thing, I won’t be able to drop hundreds of dollars on Sephora Hauls while living on a student budget. (And frankly, it wasn’t all that financially responsible to begin with…) Heck, I think I’ve worn makeup like… 3 times in the last three months! I still love makeup. It still brings me joy. But it’s just not my focus right now.

But this blog was never meant to be solely about beauty. It was meant to be a place where I could share my thoughts and feelings in the hopes that someone (you?) would read them and feel connected to them and gain something from them.

Going forward— at least for now— I don’t know that I’ll be following any sort of theme or topic. I certainly won’t attempt to hold myself to any schedule. I’ll simply share what I want to share, when I want to share it.

I hope you’ll stick around for this journey. I think it’ll be a good one.