Vulnerability/ Over a cup of tea/Collectivitea

Over a cup of tea was a kind of column/blog post that I wrote in the past where I talked about issues that I faced or shared thoughts on a subject that I felt was of common interest. It was a way to connect with everyone that reads the blog, but on a more personal level and I enjoyed those posts the most- I heard back and it gave me different perspectives that I could learn from.  Today, I want to talk about dreams, vulnerability, entrepreneurs and adventures. Currently, I am actively working on a startup around this website. For me, it’s a dream project because it is so much a part of me and my life. It’s where I’ve found my most creative self and where I am the happiest. And I am excited to share a bigger and bolder version with you and see where it goes!  Do I feel vulnerable? Yes, I do but aren’t we all vulnerable at sometime or the other? I’ve been asked a number of questions since I started on this path and I thought I would share those with you so that if you are in a similar place in your life and are asked and told these things, you will know we are in it together.  You know it’s just a blog, right? (Insert right amount of skepticism) Yes, I do. But it’s also my baby and I love it very much. I am going to work really hard and we will see what happens. I’ve wonderful, supportive family and readers and friends that are rooting for me. Do you think this will actually work?  I don’t know but I’ve to try. I am sure of one thing, though. I am going to learn much more this way than if I was standing at the same place. It’s an adventure and I feel lucky to be on it.  The only thing I’ll regret is not trying. We have so many exciting things coming up and I can’t wait to get started.

Vulnerability/ Over a cup of tea/CollectiviteaI am sure there are many people reading this that are in similar metaphorical boats- keep rowing! It’s as much about the journey as it is about the goal.  And remember this Mark Twain quote, “Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” I would love to hear your thoughts, so please do write in.  If you’d like to read other Over A Cup Of Tea… discussions we have had in the past, click here. Have a wonderful rest of the day!

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  1. Meera Sriram

    When I quit my well paying corporate job in chip design to care for my child and write for children I got all kinds of stares and squirms in the two years it took me to get published. It’s just not in the bigger things in life, but even in the much litter choices you make as a person, there is always that someone who makes you look small, that’s when Twain’s words comes in handy 🙂 Good luck! It’s all about the journey. It’s your life and you get just one shot at it.

  2. Auria

    I love this post! This vulnerability you speak of is essential when you are following your bliss, your dreams…in the end it will be what keeps you shining! Keep up the beautiful work!

  3. Shalini

    I hear you, Priya. I’m in the same metaphorical boat as you and can totally relate. But like another person commented earlier, It’s your life and you get to have a shot at it. Have you read ‘lean-in’ yet? We read it for our book club and I was so surprised at the outpour of emotions from all the ladies in the group, we all are indeed in the same boat whether in the corporate world, creative field or stay at home.
    BTW, I like this style of blog much better and personal than the magazine style you had earlier. 🙂
    Keep up the good work!