2021 – A Year of Hope, Promise, and TEA!

It’s time for creating delightful little goals to help us through 2021. For the Editor-in-Chief at the MockingOwl Roost, one is all about tea!

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Rita Mock-Pike

It’s probably safe to say that most – if not all – of us are glad that 2020 has left us and we have a new year to hopefully find some grace and healing in. Many of us have probably also crafted some happy goals for the new year, hoping to accomplish some great things, or at least some reasonably things.

My own goals last year were pretty much destroyed by COVID. I had such magnificent plans for traveling the world. I had delightful dreams of filming a script in Australia finally (we won’t talk about how many delays had already happened) – and writing a cookbook in honor of my grandmother, Jerrie Mock, the first woman to fly around the world.

This year, I’ve made my plans suit a life expected indoors for the most part, anti-social, and stuck in Illinois. The first one I’m making solid progress on already is trying a new tea flavor, brand, or type each month. For January, I opted for a “safe” choice in the Taylor’s of Harrogate Scottish Breakfast Tea. At the end of each month, I’ll give my reviews of each of the teas I taste. Thanks to the many responses to my social media posts on the matter, I have a plethora of choices for the remainder of the year. I’m certain there will be more than twelve tea flavors reviewed by December 31.

Fellow artists, bookworms, authors, and geeks – what is one of your goals for 2021 that you’re looking forward to accomplishing?

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Editor-in-Chief of The MockingOwl Roost, Rita Mock-Pike is the granddaughter of aviatrix, Jerrie Mock, first woman to pilot an airplane solo around the world. Rita has found inspiration from her grandmother’s life and flight and pursued many of her own dreams in theatre, podcasting, novel writing, and cooking up delicious food from around the world. She now writes on food, travel, pets, faith, and the arts. She’s happily married to Matt, and faithfully serves the very fluffy kitten queen, Lady Stardust.

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