Tealight Talks - "Reflections" Part 2
Each month, the editors of Tealight Press interview each other with questions based on the months theme. For this months 'Tealight Talks', Matt interviews Sash on Tealight's topic for December, "Reflections."
“Reflective thinking turns experience into insight.” Looking back over the past year, what's a valuable lesson you've learned that would benefit someone else?
Just because you can do something, doesn't mean that you should. For me this has meant learning moderation and self-care, not overextending myself and setting boundaries that allow me to look after myself so that I'm in the best position to be a positive force to the people around me.
Mirrors crop up in many myths and superstitions - is there anything you're superstitious about?
I wouldn't say I'm particularly superstitious but at the same time there's no sense tempting fate - you'll never catch me saying "Bloody Mary" in front of a mirror! I like my immortal soul where it is, thank you.
Reflecting on the past can inform a lot of our decision making. Is there anything you're planning that you're excited to execute?
I want to live in Japan! That's my long term goal. I'm also finally using therapy to tackle the mental and emotional roadblocks I have about creative pursuits, which is a good goal to take into 2021.
Our theme for December was focused on visuals - can you recommend a visually arresting or striking TV show/movie?
I'll always recommend the Studio Ghibli movies for their beautiful animation, especially Princess Mononoke. I've also been enjoying The Magicians, which uses camera angles and filters in different ways to show different parts of the magical world versus the real one.
What's something you're proud to have achieved this year?
I got out of a relationship that wasn't healthy for me or the other person, healed from it and have become more comfortable being by myself. The launch of Tealight Press has been amazing, as has moving to Canada and learning how to ski!