This weekend I joyfully finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert's Big Magic, which I gushed and blogged about in my last blog post. So it's no surprise that I was inspired to do something that I haven't done in a long time: create for the sake of creating. I was inspired to dabble in a new and fun and personal project and I made stuff for no other reason than to make stuff for the sheer heck of it! Zero expectations (other than to actually MAKE the thing!) and zero rushing.
There is so much growth and change that happens in a year, especially for a business. All the excitement, anticipation, creativity, and inspiration going right up against the struggles, challenges, doubts, and frustrations, mixed together like a cake batter with lumps. Which is why reflection is so important. Looking at things in hindsight so you can be better and wiser. So in my first year of business running Dessert by Deb, in no particular order, here are my 5 defining moments:
When I talk about the last 10 years of my life, I often joke that I'm like a cat with 9 lives because I feel as though I've lived 7 different lifetimes within these 10 years. Year after year, my life has transformed in ways I could never imagine. Ways that have broke me, changed me, healed me, and ultimately, made me a better person. A deeper, fuller person with a lot of battle scars but also with a lot of gratitude, purpose, passion, and love. And if you can believe it, tea has been central in every aspect of my transformation and healing and I made this startling discovery about my life early this year.
Afternoon tea is one of the funnest, most enjoyable ways to spend an afternoon and bringing the beloved pastime into the comforts of your home doesn't have to be overly complex or even expensive. And I show you how in this blog post! Here are 5 ways to enjoy afternoon tea at home while keeping it easy-peasy.