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Oh, steepster! How could I have abandoned you? I’ve been in quite a funk lately. I mean a seriously depressed funky state of anxiety. Due to financial setbacks we had to push our big move to Portland back and sign a six month extension on our lease. That has really been depressing me and I’m extremely worried we won’t be able to pull it together in the next six months. I don’t care what I have to do. Come June I’ll sell all my stuff, pile the rats in the car and just go. Forget my stuff I don’t need it (except maybe my breville haha).

The delivery of my tea of the month from Verdant has been one of the only things that has really gotten me excited. I haven’t made tea in so long. I even got the 12 Teas of Christmas from 52Teas and was too depressed to even do it. I had a few – but the whole box is just sitting in my kitchen basically untouched. I was so excited to participate and then I just neve did. =(

This morning when I woke up, after a particularly low day yesterday, I looked around my apartment and decided “this has got to stop”. So I pulled my beautiful gaiwan tea set off that damn shelf and got right to setting up a little relaxing tea session for myself.

I think there’s something magical in that little red packet. This tea is exactly what I’ve been needing. It’s sweet dark chocolate and honey. A really beautiful way to prepare mentally to face another day.

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Bonnie

glad you found your legs!

Autumn Hearth

hugs I so relate. I’ve been depressed for over a year now and in my worst funks I don’t feel like brewing tea, exactly when I need it, eventually I come out of them for awhile and feel better while sipping. I really enjoyed this tea as well and Verdant boxes always lift my spirits, though I’ve had a harder time getting around to try everything.

Most of my anxiety and depression issues have to do with moving and finances as well, only we are looking at building a house but have to get this cluttered bungalow in order (refinishing floors, painting and most of all cleaning and getting rid of/storing our crap). I hope Portland does happen for you, we had dreamed about moving there before having a baby, but baby came first. Let me know if you would ever like to get together for a tea date, I’m in Berea. I’m going to be out of town at the beginning of February, but will be back after the 10th. Your rats’ Christmas cage is adorable!

Mrnixonpants

Ugh I am really tired of feeling depressed lately. I can usually pull myself out of it, but this bout has been really difficult to deal with.

A tea date would be exciting! I’m actually in Elyria… I just say Cleveland because more people understand where Cleveland is. Where are you planning to move to? And how old is your little one?

Tea Sipper

I just saw you have a rat named Fievel and I had an idea. On the show Community, Troy & Abed take care of a rat named Fievel. I don’t remember which episode it is, but it’s in season one. Oh, just start watching the series, if you aren’t already. It will make you feel a little better.. and I hope you will feel better!

Mrnixonpants

Hey I’ve never heard of that show I’m going to check it out! Thanks!

I wanted to say thanks to everyone on here who reached out to me yesterday. It really means a lot. You guys are all awesome and I’m so glad I belong to this little community =)

Autumn Hearth

Going to send you a private message ;)

Terri HarpLady

Glad you’re here with us! Hang in there, and savor the moment!

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Bonnie

glad you found your legs!

Autumn Hearth

hugs I so relate. I’ve been depressed for over a year now and in my worst funks I don’t feel like brewing tea, exactly when I need it, eventually I come out of them for awhile and feel better while sipping. I really enjoyed this tea as well and Verdant boxes always lift my spirits, though I’ve had a harder time getting around to try everything.

Most of my anxiety and depression issues have to do with moving and finances as well, only we are looking at building a house but have to get this cluttered bungalow in order (refinishing floors, painting and most of all cleaning and getting rid of/storing our crap). I hope Portland does happen for you, we had dreamed about moving there before having a baby, but baby came first. Let me know if you would ever like to get together for a tea date, I’m in Berea. I’m going to be out of town at the beginning of February, but will be back after the 10th. Your rats’ Christmas cage is adorable!

Mrnixonpants

Ugh I am really tired of feeling depressed lately. I can usually pull myself out of it, but this bout has been really difficult to deal with.

A tea date would be exciting! I’m actually in Elyria… I just say Cleveland because more people understand where Cleveland is. Where are you planning to move to? And how old is your little one?

Tea Sipper

I just saw you have a rat named Fievel and I had an idea. On the show Community, Troy & Abed take care of a rat named Fievel. I don’t remember which episode it is, but it’s in season one. Oh, just start watching the series, if you aren’t already. It will make you feel a little better.. and I hope you will feel better!

Mrnixonpants

Hey I’ve never heard of that show I’m going to check it out! Thanks!

I wanted to say thanks to everyone on here who reached out to me yesterday. It really means a lot. You guys are all awesome and I’m so glad I belong to this little community =)

Autumn Hearth

Going to send you a private message ;)

Terri HarpLady

Glad you’re here with us! Hang in there, and savor the moment!

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Hello, my name is Vicky. I’m 23 years young and enjoying life.

When I’m not drinking tea, I enjoy spending time with my boyfriend and our five adorable rats – Derby, Brinkley, Fintan, Fievel, and our newest edition Hadley.

I’m a dog groomer and have been for five years. My job is a lot of things, but it most certainly isn’t boring!

My other interests include : the universe and science in general (especially physics), music of all different genres, Detroit Lions football, buddhism, documentaries, travelling, and learning about myself.

“We rarely pause to acknowledge the impermanent quality of the body. We remember being children and we know our bodies have changed, but it rarely occurs to us that there is not one cell remaining in our body from childhood. The physical matter of the child’s body is gone; only a memory remains. Every cell has been replaced by new cells. But the mind creates the delusion that this is the same body.”

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