I’m going to take a brief moment to explain the title of my blog: there isn’t one. Feel free to read into it, make one, or don’t. Simply, I like tea. Sometimes a full cup is a good cup, other times an empty cup is just as pleasant as it has already been enjoyed. Tea invites people together all over the world, so now I invite you to follow me here on this journey that is most definitely going to involve tea.
Warning: poor tea-related puns are guaranteed.
Having said that, in less than 36 hours I will be on a plane to Chengdu, China. I keep asking myself, “When does the journey actually begin?” Is it when I arrive, or when I leave? When I said goodbye to my family, or when I say hello to new friends? The only answer that I have come to is that it already began, most likely when I wasn’t paying attention. I suppose it often happens that way. Now my goal is to stay present so that I don’t return home with 1,000 useless pictures and a sticker saying “China.” I’ve been guilty of that far too many times.
I do know for certain that I have been waiting my whole life for this moment, or something like it. In all honesty I go back and forth between “YES! This is amazing!” and “Oh, no…what have I done.” However, I was given a quote by a friend yesterday that reminded me, fear is not a good enough reason to keep you from doing something amazing:
“I am not afraid…I was born to do this.”
-Joan of Arc
Until the next time,