My quarter one goals are pretty much doomed. Once I started astrology class and Nutrisystem, well everything changed. Good news: I started NS on December 31, and I’ve lost 5 pounds! (as of yesterday morning) I could’ve lost at least 10 pounds if I exercised more. But I don’t exercise during the winter. I just don’t.
I hope to stay on NS for a year. Can I stand the dinners for a year, though? LOL. Seriously, the real issue is: do I want to pay for it for that long? It is more expensive than my usual groceries, BUT I did waste money on eating out, so it isn’t that much more. Hmmm. All I know is that as long as I don’t cheat (not counting my birthday vacay week), I would like to stay on it. If I cheat, than staying on NS is a waste of money and I’ll just quit.
Still celebrating my first online tarot reading sale! Okay, not really. But it was pretty exciting. She did not email me back. YAY! I hope she didn’t hate it. At least I didn’t have to deal with an upset customer. I spent 2 hours (not counting taking pics and other stuff) on her reading. That is way too long. I have to be quicker.
I need to advertise my astrology offers more on IG stories. I’m not offering anything in depth when it comes to astrology because I’m a beginner when it comes to that. When it comes to tarot, I feel like I’ve been doing it for so long. I don’t feel like a beginner and that is why I’m raising my prices on January 21 – The Full Moon (and MLK day).
Astrology class. I’m scared to jump into the discussion. I’m posting tonight. I’m SHOCKED there are so many Taureans there. I have to introduce myself. That’s sort of easy. But responding isn’t. I’m probably going to say something like “Hey, I’m a Taurus too”. I think there are at least 4 other Taureans so far and everyone is surprised there are so many of us. LOL. 18 people are in the class. I guess Taureans are not known to be astrologers.
Orientation went okay. I’ve been watching webinars by my teacher so seeing/hearing her live was kind of nice. I’m a geek. My main concerns are participation, how hard the class will be*, and how much homework we have to do. I can do school and work. Been there, done that. However, doing school, work, and trying to get an online business off the ground??? HELP! I have a free reading to do this weekend. I have a new strategy and goal. I will not spend over an hour on a free reading.
*Astrology 101, hard? Hell, yes. ROFL. I thought it wouldn’t get hard until 102. Geez. We have to start reading charts in week 3 or 4! WTF? I can read my own chart. Barely. I really want to dissect Hillary Clinton’s chart for class, but I don’t think we get a choice. They chose Clint Eastwood for week one. Ugh! I haven’t even glanced at his chart yet. I guess I should put that on my to-do list…if I want to pass the class.
Just found out my dad is going back overseas on Sunday. That is excellent news for my dog. He’ll have more freedom. I’ll have more freedom too, but it also means my mom will go back to being loud. I have to accept that people can be jerks because of their own issues. It’s not about me! I can’t take it personally. I’ve been taking it personally for years. What a waste of time and a life.
I have to keep repeating that to myself when people are being mean. It’s that person and their issues. And when I’m making a face, for example, while my dog is outside, IT IS NOT ABOUT YOU. It was cold and I wanted him to use the bathroom. Don’t get offended and think shit is about you when it isn’t. I hate that too. My god. People are really something. They think everything is about them.
I don’t really have time to get into it, but I’m over Beto O’Rourke. I don’t trust him. I tried to give him a break because he’s from Texas, but some things are inexcusable. I’m okay with Elizabeth Warren. I would like to hear more from Kamala Harris. I don’t want Biden to run (he’s horrible on criminal justice). Not sure on Sanders. I’m not a big fan but was willing to give him a chance this time around. However, his answer to the sexual harassment issue was horrid. I think he is out of touch when it comes to some issues. I really want people to give Marianne Williamson a chance. I know this is irrational, but I’m so annoyed with the media for not even mentioning her. She started an exploratory committee BEFORE Elizabeth Warren. She went to Iowa way before Warren. Whatever.
This week I…
Music of the week (my top 8 most listened to): Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, Alessia Cara, Rachel Platten, Brandi Carlile, MaMuse, Rachel Kerr, Camila Cabello
I’m making a playlist of Taylor Swift songs called “The only Taylor Swift songs I really like”. 🙂 I have about 30 songs on it and I’m not near finished. If it weren’t for school, I would have finished this by now because music is my life. Anyway, her best album hands down is her 2010 album Speak Now. She never has to make another album and I would appreciate her for that forever. She hasn’t topped that album, but she doesn’t have to.
TV of the week: The Innocent Man, Nashville
I’ve been bad about watching basketball recently. I need to keep my TV off the news and remember to watch sports. I always have my TV muted and 95% of the time it’s on MSNBC.
Movie of the week: None
Podcasts of the week: True Crime Garage, Pod Save America
Books of the week: Now reading:
- Moonology: Working With the Magic of the Moon of Lunar Cycles by Yasmin Boland
- Vocational Astrology: A Complete Handbook of Western Astrological Career Selection and Guidance Techniques by Judith Hill
- Lunar Abundance: Cultivating Joy, Peace, and Purpose Using the Phases of the Moon by Ezzie Spencer
- On The Heavenly Spheres: A Treatise on Traditional Astrology by Helena Avelar and Luis Biebeiro
Planner Spread for the week: I started a bullet journal! I never thought I would. Why spend time creating a planner, when you can buy one? It does take time, but I love mine. I will probably post my spreads here weekly if I take a pic for Insta. Here’s my weekly spread from last week –
Plans for the Weekend: Busy weekend. I’m working overtime tomorrow. I have to finish my eBook this weekend. It is 80% done. I just want to rework some things and I might add a few pages. I’m releasing it on January 17th. I’m NOT doing an eBook next month even though I promised a book every month. I’m just going to do a blog instead. I can’t do work, school, and business.
Tonight I’m going to do one of the online discussion assignments for class – the introduction. Then I’m going to work more on school work. I have a free tarot reading to do by Sunday. I feel like I have to keep doing free readings or I’ll stop forever. I’ll be ‘too busy.’ Of course, if my biz were doing great, I wouldn’t do free readings.
I hope it doesn’t snow. We might get 6 inches. I have to go work on astrology class. I’m so nervous about posting. Wish me luck. 😉 Thanks for reading. Have an excellent weekend! 🙂