This week I'm going to fill you in on how I came up with the name Tulips and Tea. Truth is, the journey leading up to this name, was actually quite a bumpy one. Like many others, there were personal wars I endured to get where I am today.
Everyone has their own struggles. Getting overwhelmed has always been one of mine. I'm sure many of ya'll can relate! I've always had so many aspirations. So many goals I've had on my list to conquer. I often forgot that achieving these goals take time and patience.
I struggled most with this in college. I would have a long list of projects and deadlines, which often resulted in meltdowns. I would get so discouraged. My nana would tell me this; a piece of advice that will stick with me for the rest of my life.
" Doodle bug ( my nickname), you can only plant one tulip at a time ya know! Then one day you will have a whole field of tulips. "
Reminding myself this daily got me through college until I graduated.
A year or so later I started my fist job! I loved it and enjoyed living on my own. I felt like I had finally made it. I was living on the edge of Cincinnati and life seemed like it couldn't get any better. When approaching a year, life suddenly kicked in. Right before the holidays, the company I was working for made a lot of cuts. This included me along with many others. I quickly had to move back to my home town in the same house I grew up in. I went from living on my own, to moving in with my grandparents. Although I love them dearly, it made me feel like I had failed making it out on my own. And just like that I had found myself getting overwhelmed and discouraged again.
One night, consumed with worry, I sat there at the kitchen table. Once again my nana gave me the simple, kinda cheesy, but so significant piece of advice.
" Doodle bug, you can only plant one tulip at a time. Soon you will be walking in your field of tulips."
A couple months have went by and here I am tonight, writing my first blog, the night before I launch my website. Starting my own business has always been a goal of mine and I'm finally doing it! On top of that, I start a new job this week, designing at Churchill Downs!
That being said, if you find yourself drowning in your aspirations whether it be love, marriage, school, or your career; REMEMBER, you can only plant one flower at a time. Whether that flower be a daisy or dandelion, one day you will reach the point where you will be walking in your field of flowers. So worry less, and enjoy planting each seed. Life may throw you a curve every now and then, but there will always be something good right around the corner.
OH and why the sweet tea?! What gal doesn't love sip'pin on her sweet tea?