January 17, 2018 / Lifestyle
While living abroad what I’ve learned of the Japanese tea ceremony is appreciation – of the items served, of the efforts made by the host, and of other guests. As a guest, it means to enjoy the process, the tea that is being served and meditation.
Meet Budoor Steele she’s a student, educator, and owner of her very own Tea Shop. She values the tea process and leading a life of tranquility and balance. During the day of our photoshoot, we discussed the process for tea, made a delicious cup of tea and took photos in the freezing COLD. Budoor was a trooper see our images below…
Questions & Answers
1. Tell me about a favorite scene from your favorite movie? The little mermaid, when Ariel uses a fork to brush her hair. Why? Because it resembled innocence and creativity. It was her curiosity that led her to the fork, and she tried to use her imagination to understand what this object could be. A hairbrush was a creative idea!
2. What’s the most interesting thing about you we wouldn’t learn from your resume or social media? I guess that I have so many hobbies! Horse riding, yoga, painting and jewelry making!
3. Pick any human being in the world, who would be most influential to you and why? My mother, because she made me the person I am today. My mom always gave me the courage to be the best version of myself, she went through a lot of struggles in life but she never gave up. She is my hero, seeing how strong she was growing up inspired me to always to keep going no matter what life brings, to never give up, and to have faith!
4. Professionally how do you imagine your next three years? Being able to educate people about the Japanese tea culture, traditions, and increase overall tea awareness in the Middle East through my shop (Chawan)
5. Name one issue that is a challenge for most women and how do you suggest women work through it? I guess I would say “being underestimated”. I don’t think that is the case everywhere, but generally. Believe in yourself, take risks, and work hard towards your goals and dreams, the struggles will pay off at the end.
BONUS: What’s been the best advice you’ve received about LIFE? When faced with difficulties, my mom would always say: “Always have faith that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to,” I try to live life with that belief, and it always does work out for the best eventually.