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Four Highlights Since I’ve Been Away

I’ve recently returned to blogging after a (not so) brief hiatus. This break occurred during a particularly busy period in my life. There’ve been lots of changes, so I thought I’d fill you in on the important stuff.

Getting Back on the Horse

It’s been a long year. (9 months?) As someone who’s always succeeded in school— always enjoyed school, I never could have imagined that I’d find graduate school as challenging as I have. This past year has knocked me on my butt, run me over with an 18-wheeler, and left me on the side of the road wondering how on earth I wound up here. I haven’t had a lot of time to focus on maintaining balance or spending time doing the things that make me happy. Most of my energy has been expended just trying to keep my head above water in my classes. I’ve lost a lot of things that used to make me happy— hobbies like photography, baking and makeup. And I’ve decided that it’s time to change that. I’ve decided to start blogging again. I’m not entirely sure of the direction of my content or how often I’ll be able to…

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…

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