Tea Reflection: The guilt of being happy

Today’s Tea Reflection is, I feel, a heavier topic than usual. My reflections are usually positive, and a lot of my blog posts are also about the positive things I experience in my life (and there’s been a lot of positivity since I my last real life update in March). However, a couple of things have happened recently that brought my attention to this feeling I have — that kinda has always been at the back of my head ever since I moved, started my degree and became visibly much, much happier — but that I haven’t talked about before, partially because I couldn’t quite put my finger on what I was feeling and why.

But today, we are tackling this feeling — and what this feeling is, is guilt. Specifically guilt for being happy.

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Real Life: Keeping on top of things

I’ve posted a lot of Tea Reflections lately, and I realised that I haven’t actually written an old-fashioned “this is what’s happening in my life” post yet! The last one was back in December, and a lot has happened since then, so… here’s a list of things that have been going on!

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Tea Reflection: Coming out of my cocoon

I had a couple of other ideas for a Tea Reflection, but I feel like this topic should be my priority at the moment. This week has been full of important changes for me — nothing crazy happened, I didn’t do anything or go anywhere special, I just sort of had an internal epiphany, all the while having a fairly normal week at uni (which, fittingly, reminds me of what I wrote in this post about being able to experience things during completely ordinary days).

And it’s been such a major and important epiphany for me that it warrants its own post in my blog.

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Tea Reflection: Not-Burnout

It’s Sunday and I’m currently having a cup of tea. We all know what this means: time for a Tea Reflection! Today, I want to talk about a very odd feeling I’m having at the moment: not experiencing burnout… but feeling like I should.

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Tales from December

This is technically a monthly recap, just not in the way that I used to set up my monthly recaps up until September. That, and it’s decidedly more laid back, a bit random and generally less organised than those old monthly recaps. 😉

So, December! Aka Christmas month! I hope you all have had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed your holidays. I am happy to say that, in general, I have enjoyed my Christmas. ❤️ And this year I got some absolutely lovely presents all around!

But first, let’s talk about things in order.

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Tea Reflection: Fear, Me & My Art

I’ve had a very important revelation recently, and I think it’s very worthwhile to write it down somewhere — to make a note of it for me, but also to inspire anyone else who might be reading. Plus, it’s a rainy Sunday night here — the perfect time to cosy up with a cup of tea and write a blog post. As the title of this tea reflection says, it’s about me and my relationship between my art and fear. Continue reading “Tea Reflection: Fear, Me & My Art”

Real Life: Bookworm Strikes Back

I feel like it’s been a while since I had a Sunday of pure relax. For the past 3-4 weekends, I’ve always had coursework to do, so there wasn’t much “weekend” to enjoy fully. I submitted all of my big assessments this week, and I’ve therefore decided to take this weekend ‘off’ from studying and just purely dedicate it to myself and practice some personal self-care. And I thought I’d write what I’ve been up to as well. Continue reading “Real Life: Bookworm Strikes Back”

Changes

Happy belated Samhain! 🎃

I know, you’re wondering where exactly I’ve been the past couple of months. I haven’t posted my usual monthly recaps, but there’s a good reason for it: university has been keeping me insanely busy! However, as I missed my two recap posts, I’ve had the chance to think about the direction I want to take for this blog and the changes I want to make to it, which I feel it needs. So let’s make use of this Sunday to talk about that! Continue reading “Changes”