I didn’t set out to climb Mt. St. Helens this year. Until a friend mentioned it and I decided that YES, i had to climb her. She’s my favorite mountain and active volcano and we had less than 2 months to prep.
It was a humbling, terrifying (due to rocks and visibility on the scree), and amazing experience. And one that I won’t ever forget. On the drive back down to cougar all I could think was, “I just climbed MSH, an active volcano. If I can do that, I can do anything.”
After hemming and hawing about what to do for an etsy store, I have just done and opened my store. Currently I’m selling custom tarot cases on innowen.etsy.com. I plan to add handmade books and kindle cases soon.
But it feels so good to have the store open.
Well, it’s been a long time coming but I finally finished this goal. Yesterday, I taught my Inspiring the Muse with Tarot class to a room of 30 enthusiastic tarot people. Many people came up to me afterwards to let me know it was a rip-roaring good time and I did great. I’m still riding the high from being bold enough to put myself out in front of everyone and share what I know with them.
We’ve made it a goal to get the “garage project” done this year. Kender’s been getting more and more tools and we have absolutely no place for them. So this year, we’re going to build shelves, reorganize things and give him a proper workbench and area for all his tools. This won’t be a man-cave but it will make our garage organized and clean once and for all.
In August, I’ll be able to say that I have done this. Last week I got confirmation that my “Inspiring the Muse” class got accepted in the programming for 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium. I’m psyched and looking forward to this.
For more info, visit my tarot website at: http://shadesofmaybe.com/tarot/speaking-at-sf-bats/
I just submitted my class proposal for an hour long version of Inspiring the Muse with Tarot to this year’s SF BATS (San Francisco Bay Area Tarot Symposium) committee. Here’s hoping that I got it in time and it’s interesting enough to have me on the program.
I received my first tattoo when I was 23, and living in colorado. It’s a tribal dragon behind my right ear. (Many artist’s won’t do tats there but since I’m already deaf there, they did it).
My second tattoo is a tribal armband I had done in 2003 and finished in 2005. It looks good.
This isn’t exactly getting a whole novel published but I am getting a story into a book, “Ravens in the Library”. It’ll be out later this month and my story sits alongside stories done by Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Charles deLint, etc. It’s a first BIG step in the right direction.
Until then, I’m working on editing TOUCHED for possible publication.
Wow, after how many years of having this on my list, I can now say that it’s done. As of today, my new domain is complete. I decided after taking a class on publishing/marketing a book to switch to Wordpress. So that’s what I’ve done.
It’s all integrated and runs and is more social. What I wanted when I was using Moveable Type just wasn’t going to cut it. I’m excited. Go see!
As part of my decluttering goals, i’ve decided to give up the idea of owning all the choose your own adventure books. They cost money, take up space and just would not bring me as much joy and happiness as I originally thought. Yes, it’d be cool and geeky to do this but… that’s just it… they’re cool, geeky and taking up precious bookspace that could go to more tarot books or writing books or the books I want to write myself.
I’m not disappointed. I’m happy that I’m focusing my attention on what really DOES seem to matter.
I’m tired of living with a lot of things. I’ve been working towards the goal of cleaning things out of the Perch and only keeping things that I use on a daily basis, think are beautiful, and enrich my life in some way.
I’m reading “It’s All Too Much,” and relearning what I value and want to do with the rooms. Already I’ve refocused and reorganized how my bookshelves work. And gotten rid of 2 bags of books because they are things I don’t use anymore. I just hope this sticks and that the house becomes our home instead of storage.
a few months ago, kender and i were doing something in the garage and i got him to get rid of the last remaining boxes from his move 4 years ago. we’re now down to 6 boxes.
last weekend i got a new bike rack for my bike and put that on the wall. now my bike has a home and is out of the way from cars. we still want to make permanent storage racks in the garage but that may be next year’s project.
I’ve stared meditation breathing exercises. This, along with some guidance from a friend, has helped troubleshoot areas that have helped me regain a lot of energy. I’ve also started biking, now that the gas is insanely expensive.
I have felt like I’ve had more energy in the past few months than I have in 4 years. Go me. Going to continue doing this and hope my energy reserves keep growing.
well, finally it hit me. last year i was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. guess sitting on yer butt even though you eat vegetarian doesn’t help one’s health. heh…
this year i vow to lose weight and get in shape. i want to have more energy… and THIS will help fulfill that goal AND the weight goal. i want to be one of the people on 43 Things who can say they made it. and in the same year it was posted.
in august, i read over 13 books and steadily kept on reading the rest of the year. Go me.
okay, so i managed to do this steadily for 3 months and then WoW and life hit. and entries went sporadic. Of course, now we’re in 2008 and today was my first post of this year. blah, doubt i can do it every day. but i’ll try and do it here on out.
technically i DID complete this goal, as i stated i was going to participate in it, not actually… do it. but yeah…we’ll see.
I keep a blue streak in my hair. Started this trend in 1997… and i hope to do it for 10 more years! Used to use Special Effects but I’m thinking of trying Manic Panic cos the Special Effects blends don’t stay in my hair that long anymore.
I’ve been wanting to connect more deeply with my tarot cards for a long time now. Last week I printed out a bunch of worksheets which should help me define and create my own meanings for each of the cards.
I need to sit down and work on this. Maybe a card a day or a week?
It’s week three of this embodiment project and so far I’ve been able to keep up with writing a daily entries. However, on tuesday… that all changed. My copy of The Burning Crusade came in and… i’m beginning to slip a bit. Now I find the challenge is how to balance my interests, responsibilities and the game.
Guess we’ll see how this pans out, shall we?
yes, this is a silly goal but i used to love these books as a child. and when i bought my own home a few years ago and sorted through some of my favorite kids’ books, i realized a set was missing… these.
so now… i’m on a quest to own all these again. gonna contact my ‘rents and see if they kept any of them, if not… i fear i gotta go to the stores and see if they have all 80 or whatever.
(btw, they’re also coming out with the series on iPod! nice)