After the busy Christmas season, the Spring and now into the summer, Mad Hatter Tea Co. has taken a bit of a much needed rest. I needed to slow things down a little and regroup. It was a hard decision to make because I was running on a tea frenzy high, but sometimes it is necessary to take 2 steps backs and evaluate, despite our teaching to go the other way.
I had plans, big plans for the Spring and Summer seasons—there was to be two new tea lines launched, but I was also in the middle of moving and readjusting to a new space, a new life and needed to focus on getting my family settled and my toddler daughter comfortable in a new routine. It took me 3 months to finally get my tea room organized. It was an order that was placed that made me pull it together, I simply needed the work space! And then the ball started rolling again. Once I opened my storage containers in the cold cellar and pulled out my mixing bowls my creativity started churning and I set out new plans and new goals for this brain-child of mine.
Now, I don't want to speak too soon... BUT I have some great things in store and I CANNOT wait to share my news with anyone who's willing to get a bit excited with me. Soon, very soon I will spill the beans, another couple of weeks should do it!
I'll leave it all there for now, ambiguous as ever, but I will end with this little life lesson I learned from my 22 month old wise person.
I'm in the kitchen loading the dishwasher and preparing to start dinner. My mind is racing a mile a minute, I'm literally talking to myself about all the things I have to do to get these goals going. The more I think about it all, the more I play between pure excited bliss and pure hysterical panic which quickly turned into self doubt. "Three Little Birds" is playing in the background, little kid style and Charyli has just completed her animal puzzle 3x in a row and has taken to running circles around the kitchen saying "ouch, ouch, ouch." I gaze in her direction, she's fine, no actual ouches, just reciting the word. I continue scrubbing dishes while piling on layers of doubt and hypertension (a winning combination), when all of a sudden Charyli stops running in circles right next to me. She just stops dead in her tracks, so I stop too and just watch her. I see a thought cross her face, she cocks her head slightly and then moderately bangs it on one of the kitchen cabinets and says, "ouch!" Before I can even reach to her aid she starts running in circles again and every time she rounded the corner and got to that cabinet she banged her head and said "ouch!" and I immediately was hit in the face with an "Ahha" moment.
I must put my words into practice. If I do not mean what I say, then the words simply have no meaning. So if I want to reach the goals I've set for Mad Hatter Tea Co. I must put the words of those goals into practice. I have to stop letting the self-doubt, the panic, the hysteria have any place in the plan. It simply isn't necessary!
Stay tuned for an update, coming reallllll soon!