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Celebrating 6 Years of Blogging!

Updated: Jan 15, 2021


Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging with My Home Office Reveal

Gabie from Tea End Blog blowing a kiss

Honestly, I still can't believe that I survived 2020. How did I survive 2020? After Covid-19, a global pandemic coupled with my divorce, a shock and life changer, I argue that there isn't anything that could surprise me, like ever again; I think it's safe to say that I've seen it all.

And yet, I look back on that year and I see that I still was able to sip and read happily ever after as well as accomplish some of the aspirations that I made in the previous year. How? Like I said, I don't even know how I made it safely and soundly to 2021! But here we both are, able to reminisce about our accomplishments and aspire for our future. What beautiful gifts...

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Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging with My Home Office Reveal

Instagram post on 07 January 2021

The Grace & Gratitude Journal release


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Mantra 2020 - "Create Joyfully"

I'm not going to lie, creating joyfully was not easy in 2020. In March, not only did I discover that most of my creative aspirations would be halted by COVID-19, lockdowns, and travel restrictions, I also learned that my husband of 10 years was no longer dedicated to his vowels and wanted to create a new life for himself. Needless to say, my mantra for the year seemed to be impossible to accomplish; how in the world would I create joyfully with so much negativity and sadness?


Well, I have a strong faith in God. I believe that He is close to the brokenhearted and that He can strengthen us when we are weak. I relied on my God and I set my energy on healing and creating the life that I wanted. I focused so well despite the challenges, that I ended up creating Tea End Blog's very first journal: The Grace & Gratitude Journal. I think that I did well with 'creating joyfully' despite the circumstances, don't you think?

2020 Goal #1 - Writing My Book

I was supposed to begin writing my first book in 2020 which involved travel plans to discover tea rituals around the world. I don't think I have to explain why this could not be accomplished; I have not given up on writing, however. In 2021, I am remaining safe and still restricting myself from traveling but I have been composing a book of poems entitled, Tea & Poetry, Darling - a book of poems on womanhood and divorce. So, no, I didn't write my tea book in 2020, but I did write a book. The fact that I wrote something in 2020 in contrast to just standing in place looking shocked and confused is good enough for me.

2020 Goal #2 - Tea Travels

Nope. No one went anywhere in 2020. I did not travel nor did I visit any tea shops or plantations. I desire so badly to accomplish these goals so let's see what 2021 has to offer!

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Celebrating 3 Years of Blogging with My Home Office Reveal