I’ve not been blogging about my Novel-Tea Advent Calendar, but I have been enjoying it (except for yesterday when I skipped it). It has forced me to slow down at a time when I have been “on the go” far too much.
While I did enjoy a moment of calm, it’s not the most calming tea drink I have had today. The most calming was first thing this morning.
Just to give you a picture, I have had a bit of a crazy time recently. I spent much of the weekend doing church things, which while enjoyable didn’t give me much rest. On Monday I had hoped to have a calm day, but such plans went a bit pear shaped when I was informed of a job interview I had on Wednesday, which required preparation, which took up much of my spare time on Monday and Tuesday. That has been in addition to rushing around singing with a Christmas Choir, going to work, meeting up with friends etc. So I was feeling a bit stressy when I got up this morning, and was generally feeling a bit not great.
I’m not quite sure what caused me to make the decision to make a cup of tea this morning. I was feeling a bit unwell and a bit cold and while still waking up I made a cup of tea – this isn’t something I usually do. Just normal Sainsbury’s Red label tea, yet by the time I finished the cup I felt much better. I found something very comforting about the warm drink. It helped me relax for a few minutes before rushing into what has been a busy day (work, interview, tasks, carol singing).
As time passes, I am enjoying tea more. I have gone from actively disliking it, to tolerating it to starting to enjoy it (sometimes I enjoy it, sometimes it’s just okay). And it’s not just about taste – I can enjoy tea for it’s comfort and social qualities. It’s a pretty good drink.
In case you’re wondering, I did get the job (science teaching), which I will be doing in addition to my current job (both are part time).