Honey Citron Tea and Me

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One of my favorite Korean products is honey citron tea.  It’s less like a tea and more like a marmalade, but you add hot water, so it’s like a tea.  K bought this and the honey plum tea you see on the right, which I really didn’t like recently.  It tasted like medicine or a melted Jolly Rancher to me and not in a good way.  Honey citron tea is one of my favorites and is great for your immune system.  It’s something I like to drink in the winter.  It has become a comfort “food” in a way for me.

Today was extremely stressful.  One thing I can’t deal with, like many people I’m sure, is finances.  I’ve never had delinquencies or anything in any payments for any loan or what not, but changes in finances are extremely stressful for me.  Now that I have a full-time job, I feel less stress when it comes to finances, but the occasional change just tears me apart.

Recently, I had to reapply for my student loan repayment plan.  I haven’t had to actually pay anything for the past year and it’s helped out a lot.  Well, I got a message from the loan company today.  Now, starting next year, I’m going to have to start paying quite a bit on it.  I have felt terrible all day about this and couldn’t concentrate on work for a good portion of the day.  When something stresses me out, I can do nothing until I figure out a way to address my anxieties.  During moments like this, I often make rash decisions and go from one idea to the next, my mind darting all over the place.  At one point today, I was having difficulty breathing and I started to make a wheezing sound.  In this regard, today was not a good day for me.

Usually when I’m really anxious like this I just keep it all inside and then K thinks I’m mad at him or that he did something to make me angry, which is not the case.  I never mean to take my anxieties out on him, but it happens and it makes our lives hell.  Today, I decided to take another route and told him exactly what was stressing me out today and asked him to please sit with me and help me figure out a financial plan.  This helped so much and I don’t feel as worried about it all.  It’s important to have people to turn to and lean on in your everyday life.  I’m incredibly grateful that I have him in my life.

Hope your day was a little less stressful than mine 🙂
Megan

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25 thoughts on “Honey Citron Tea and Me

  1. That was a good idea; to sit with K and work it all out. I hate finances. I have been putting off going to the bank for days. Some days I wish money would grow on trees, or fall out of the sky 😉

  2. I feel as though I’m being drowned in Big Bad Things at the moment: best friend’s brother’s suicide, losing a mental health worker because of bureaucratic bullshit, and tonight I have to sit down with the dearly beloved and explain to him that I actually cannot work at present. I’m so scared because I’m afraid he’s going to be angry and we might have to move house and perhaps it would just be better if I ended up in hospital today because then I wouldn’t have to have this conversation …? I’m not thinking rationally. I know that, but I can’t feel any different.
    I hope my S.O. can react as well as yours did. I’m so frightened …

    1. Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear about your recent difficulties and certainly empathize with you. That will certainly not be an easy conversation to have. I will you keep you in my thoughts tonight and know that you do have support here.

  3. Way to go with talking about what makes you anxious! If my husband is around when I have a panic attack the first thing he says is “talk to me. Let it out.” It helps so much.

  4. I totally understand how scary finances can be. I call the first quarter of the year “Open season on the self-employed.” I alternate between seeing the revenue agency as Elmer Fudd and Yosemite Sam depending on how the state of my taxes appear to be at the moment.

    It sounds like you’ve done a wonderful job meeting this challenge head-on. Being an adult is super scary sometimes but nothing is impossible, especially when there’s someone who will support and encourage you along the way. Good luck and remember, you’re most definitely not alone in these sorts of matters.

    On a totally unrelated note, that Honey Orange Tea looks amazing! I’ll have to keep my eyes peeled for it; hopefully I can find it in town somewhere…

    1. Finances are stressful, probably for most people I’m sure. Being an adult is definitely scary, which is probably while I’m still in denial about being and adult 😉 You can find the honey citron tea at asian markets that sell Korean food. If you have an H-Mart close, they definitely have it!

  5. Hello Megan. LIke you I start the day with hot water and I stir in a slice of lemon, a teaspoon of honey and a quarter of a teaspoon of cinammon. They all have good health benefits!.

  6. Perfect way to handle that situation, talking about things is better than bottling it up. You guys working together for a common goal us what it’s all about. Hope you have a good day. Hey you can always waitress in some greasy pizza place for tips, no, don’t, that’s a killer. Lol

  7. Hey Megam, great handling of that very stressful situation. I think you did the best thing possible talking it through with K and asking for his help.
    Peter

  8. So what did you worry over. Be strong Megan. You done this with K and it turned out not to be a worry. Keep your chin up and keep on smiling. You done it and can do it again.
    You are after all Super Megan with a little help form K

    1. thank you so much 🙂 It’s great to have someone in my everyday life like K to lean and rely on in difficult times. I’m grateful for that. Also for your kindness!

    1. My love of Korean is named K 🙂 (That’s what I call him on here). My boyfriend, K, is Korean and we’ve been dating for 6 + years. It’s funny, I knew nothing about Korean culture until I met him.

      1. My love Soon ho went back to Korea but I’m now with the love of my life, my fiance of 5 years Christopher. He is so patient and understanding of my OCD/Anxiety. Nice to meet you!

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