Teaworthy is the blog home for Paper Boat Photography, though it didn’t begin that way. I started writing Teaworthy in 2007 on my 30th birthday with the following mission: “Teaworthy: one parent’s quest to find inspiration during brief naptimes and between billable hours. There may only be one break in the day — Teaworthy aspires to make the most of it.”
A few things have changed since then. My daughter rarely naps now. I am still practicing law, but traveling more and I have to remind myself to take time for tea. I started a small photography business, Paper Boat and the creative outlet has been a lifesaver. Now, Teaworthy is the journal for all of these things: trying to be a good mom, practicing law, taking photographs and trying to figure out what it all means on any given day.
As Adam Gopnik – a favorite: check out Through the Children’s Gate: A Home in New York and Paris to the Moon- has pointed out, before becoming a parent, we are our own ships navigating out on the “sea of experience” but once parents, we become the harbor. Maybe it’s because I am a sailor, but that analogy has resonated with me. The harbor is beautiful and busy, but it can feel isolating at times.
Whatever your reason for checking Teaworthy, I hope you find warm tea for weathering storms in the harbor.