Ever have that moment where you sit down at your computer, tea or coffee nearby, ready to tap tap tap on that keyboard…only to realize you have nothing to say?
Maybe not much is going on. Or maybe…too much is going on.
So you sit and wait for the muse to arrive. But she never shows up (in case you needed to know, my muse is male and looks just like Jared Leto before he cut his hair).
What do you do? Give up? Go outside for a walk? Have a drink and sink into old episodes of True Detective?
You sit at that computer anyways.
And maybe you’ll write nonsense.
Maybe your cat will interfere and you’ll produce a muddy piece of work riddled with typos (typical over here).
Or you might just be filled with doubt: “What a piece of crap this is and who am I anyways to write?”
Then, maybe something will click and the muse will begin to shower you with witty observations and words that flow off the page faster than you can even keep up.
But none of it matters.
What matters is that you sat your ass down and did the job. Whether you felt like it. Whether inspiration strikes or not. Whether the sun was beaming through your windows like streams of honey liquid gold, beckoning you to come out and play.
You committed to write even if your muse is a flaky, drunken bitch that doesn’t give a crap about deadlines (or, if your muse is like mine, he wakes me up in the middle of the night with good ideas and now I have to choose between sleep or getting that jazz down on paper before my slumber devours the ideas and they are lost forever).
Write because you must.
Even if you think you have nothing to say that day.
So proud to see my lovely apprentice, the very wise Paige Zaferiou, gracing the pages of Nylon Magazine in A Beginner’s Guide to Tarot Cards. Paige is a bright tarot star – get to know her over here.
New from Dr. Suzanne Gelb: Dating with Kids: Are your children ready to meet your new sweetheart? Wise advice on how to handle a delicate situation.
She had me at glitter ball: 5 ways to make your network a vibrant glitter ball of awesome by Pam Slim.
I love talismans, amulets and any sort of good luck charm. I’m really intrigued with these Personalized Kabbalistic Amulets from Orna Ben-Shoshan. Trying to decide which one to get first…
A beautiful post from Heather Plett: What it means to “hold space” for people, plus eight tips on how to do it well. MUST READ!
These pictures of porn stars are not dirty but they are stunning.
I admire the heck out of Tad Hargrave and love his latest: Why “Stop Playing Small” is Bullshit. Thought provoking!
On a similar vein, Racheal Cook talks about a “big enough business”. I love the way she thinks!
Tarot author Benebell Wen is over at Forbes talking about how tarot can help you plan your next trip. FORBES, people!
Don’t miss this one: Ferguson – a story about race in black and white.
Annika Martins is a very wise soul: The #1 question to ask when you DON’T get what you want (and when you do)
I got interviewed by the amazing women at Amulet magazine for their Gold series. I’m talking about self worth and how I feel when a product sells out – or doesn’t.
Loved seeing my homegirl Nancy Antenucci getting some props over here.
My buddy Kyle Cherek of Wisconsin Foodie talks more than he cooks. Love this post!
If you do email, you need to read this from Alexandra Franzen: Email guidelines for the world. Politeness is in, yo.
The times they are a changing in a very good way: Clean and Clear has transgender teen Jazz Jennings as their newest spokesperson!
I am officially obsessed with Vivienne McMaster of Be Your Own Beloved. I’ve been taking her online course: How To Rock a Selfie and it’s been amazing! I’ll be signing up for her other photography courses when I finish this one up next week.
Because of Vivienne’s class, I am saving up my pennies for this big kit of fabulousness: Canon EOS Rebel T5 18MP EF-S Digital SLR Camera USA warranty with canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS [Image Stabilizer] II Zoom Lens & EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Telephoto Zoom Lens + 58mm 2x Professional Lens +High Definition 58mm Wide Angle Lens + Auto Power Flash + UV Filter Kit with 24GB Complete Deluxe Accessory Bundle
Christiana Gaudet explores: When is it cool to call people out?
It’s a twofer from Christiana Gaudet this month with: Internet Tarot Teaching – Let the Buyer Beware.
On my wish list: Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny by Holly Madison. Curious minds want to know!
I love fitness books but lord, I need to get cracking if I want to trim this ten pounds off once and for all. I’ll be checking out this one when it hits the stands: Tone It Up: 28 Days to Fit, Fierce, and Fabulous.
I’ve only dabbled a bit in the Lenormand. I am intrigued with the new Celtic Lenormand from Chloe McCracken.
Tara Gentile’s new e-book it out and it’s well worth reading (and only 5.99 as of this writing): Quiet Power Strategy. Git it git it….
What I’m Grateful For:
The genius who created tripods for iPhones
Soft breezes coming through the window
Opportunities that knock loudly
Heart shaped sticky notes
Minty fresh gum
Soundtrack for 3/21/15: Diamonds by Common ft. Big Sean – because you can never go wrong with Common
© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2015
photos from personal collection