Over A Cup Of Tea/Collectivitea

I wrote something about this on Instagram and was overwhelmed by the support I received and I thought I would share it with the larger community here. 2015 was a difficult year because I lost family members and had other personal challenges (don’t even ask). It was also the year that I thought long and hard about how past hurts had made me more reclusive and less open to new friendships – I could have stayed that way, but in 2015, I made an effort not to and that’s what I am most proud of. As the years go by, I tend to label the years- 2014 was the year of massive change because we moved homes; 2011 the year when I went to back to get another graduate degree and so on. 2015 will always be the year that I learnt to let go of old emotional baggage. How would you label 2015? There’s a Jack Canfield quote that I keep remembering, ” Everything you want is on the other side of fear.” And that applies to everything, doesn’t it? Fear of getting hurt, fear of failure, fear of getting what you want (or not). If we could let go of fear, think of all we can achieve! However you decide to label 2015, let’s make 2016 the year we tap into our awesomeness! I am not sure if I’ve shared this link but here it is again because it’s a great article on rewiring our brains to let go of negativity. I would love to hear about your 2015 and what you learnt! 

Over A Cup Of Tea/Collectivitea

(If ever there was a room made for friendship, it was this one. If the walls could speak, they would tell you of the hundreds of cups of tea shared and stories exchanged.

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  1. Priyanka

    Thank you for sharing so honestly about the year that was and the lessons that you have gained from it. Personally speaking, I was very glad to bid adieu to what was a very challenging 2015; however, I have reached that stage in my life where I am learning to see lessons and opportunities for growth in what would have otherwise been tremendous setbacks or disappointing situations. Interestingly enough, my thoughts for this year involve letting go and being open to everything; I am telling myself that it is only when we make the first step forward out of our comfort zone that changes can truly begin.

    I hope 2016 brings you much joy ahead and best luck of for all your endeavors this year!

    1. Once Upon A Tea Time Post author

      Thank you, Priyanka. It’s funny that you point out the lessons/growth opportunities- what, in previous years would’ve devastated me may still be challenging, but I do see myself stepping back and acknowledging it’s value and to see some humor in it. I guess we will all remain a work in progress – which is awesome because it means that we are just a change away from a better state of mind, right?

  2. Meera

    I loved this post when I first read it. 2015 was my year of listening to my heart. I took a break from Corporate life after 18 years. It had its ups and downs. I will probably only remember the ups though- connecting with family, finding my creative side again, and some days doing NOTHING and being both un-nerved and at peace with that feeling. I plan to return to work this year with a new-found balance and joy.

  3. Saarus Nirhali

    What a lovely post 🙂 I wish you all the best for 2016. 2015 for me was creative and busy, but now I realise that I made little efforts to connect or reconnect with new and old friends and family, I should have connected, and make it a habit. A lesson for me in 2016.

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