Bright pink hair but with graying roots I can’t be bothered to color. Lace dress & denim jacket. Zero fucks to give. This is 38.
Along with being my birthday, today is a #fullmoon. 🌝 I did a 9 card #tarotspread, 7 of the cards were #MajorArcana. Which, if you know #tarot, is kind of a big deal. (In the words of one friend “Daaaaaaayum”) Over the weekend, in the company of some of my favorite witchy women, I talked about how the past year has felt like I’ve been giving birth to my true self. So it makes perfect sense that when it came to “lessons learned this past year” I pulled the #HighPriestess. Intuition. Divine feminine. Sacred knowledge. That’s some birthday + full moon energy right there.
We also talked about this idea of being “unapologetically” yourself. I don’t like using that word, because it indicates there is something to even apologize for. Instead of being unapologetically myself, I’m owning myself instead. This is what you get and if that’s a problem, too fucking bad.
I also pulled #TheFool, indicating the start of a new journey. If last year was about discovering myself, this year is about being the magic to full fruition and I plan on owning that energy completely. As I said a few weeks ago, you should see me in a crown.
#birthday #scorpio #scorpioseason #tarotreading #clevelandblogger #november #novemberbirthday #effyourbeautystandards
I’ve spent the weekend deep in the #cuyahogavalleynationalpark at gladsome, an annual retreat I spend all year looking forward to.
This year has been different because we had less of a structured scheduled and more time to do what we creative projects we wanted. For me, of course, that meant the novel I’m writing for #NaNoWriMo.
I am working on something I had started a few months ago but had stalled at 23K words. I’ve written 15K in the past 10 days and have half a manuscript 😱 Not only that, I think the story is starting to come a little more into focus and as a writer I’m excited to keep going. I know how the story ends (it’s a romance after all), but I am not entirely sure how we’ll get there so I’m looking forward to the ride with my characters.
#writinglife #writingcommunity #clevelandwriter #clevelandblogger #gladsome #gladsome2019 #bulletjournal #bulletjournaling #bujo #bujoinspiration #bujoideas
On July 22, I sat down and set some goals for myself. Both short term and long term, goals I wanted to achieve in the next three months, year, three years, and lifetime (I might be a #bulletjournal convert but some of my old #passionplanner tools stay with me). One of my goals was to have a byline in a print publication. I gave myself a year. But one month later, almost to the day (August 23), I had an email from @clevelandmagazine wondering if I’d be interested in writing an essay for their Voice column about my experiences as a #prisonlibrarian. As someone who loves #Cleveland and loves #ClevelandMagazine I said yes immediately.
The November issue is out on newsstands and my name is in it.
I gave myself a year for this goal. I achieved it in three months.
Don’t be afraid to set those goals. Don’t be afraid to ask the universe for the wildest boldest things your imagination is capable of dreaming up. But don’t stop there: go wilder, go bolder. But you do have to ask the universe. Say it aloud, write it down, do whatever, just don’t be afraid to put it out into the world. Because the universe might surprise you with how close it’s listening.
Grab your copy of @clevelandmagazine today to read my essay on the importance of book access for all - including in prison.
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