The Hit List – When I was younger

by Theresa Reed on October 7, 2017

The Hit List - When I was younger

When I was younger, I couldn’t wait to be an adult. Childhood was a drag and I wanted out as soon as possible. I hated being a kid.

Adults got to do all the cool things! Plus, they didn’t have anyone bossing them around. To me, adulthood meant one thing: freedom. I wanted that.

I had lots of notions of what my life would be like as an adult.

I would be a makeup artist, working behind the scenes at all the coolest fashion shows. Naturally, I would live in New York. The men I dated would be exclusively musicians. I would travel the world and never, ever return to this small town hillbilly crap-hole I was forced to inhabit.

My friends would be straight out of Andy Warhol’s Factory. I’d count celebrities, artists, and musical folks amongst my crew.

I would never get married or have kids. I wanted nothing to tie me down, ever.

Life turned out a lot different then those teenage aspirational visions. I did date musicians almost exclusively (normal dudes don’t like chicks like me).  I’m married. In fact, I did it more than once. I have two grown children. I did live in New York for a spell but returned home to take care of an ailing parent. Instead of becoming a makeup artist, I’m a professional tarot reader and author. I’ve traveled all over the United States and parts of Canada. I still have to get off the continent one day (Japan is my goal). My friends are a fabulous diverse group of artists, tarot peeps, musicians, moms, librarians, dancers, chefs, jewelry designers, coaches, sacred artists, rabble rousers, and more. Not quite Andy Warhol but close enough!

So yeah. It didn’t quite turn out like that vision I had when I was younger.

But you know what? It’s still pretty cool.

What about you? Are you living the life you envisioned when you were a kid?

This is my new BFF. I call him Squirrely! (I name all squirrels Squirrely by the way.)

Other stuff:

Gabby Bernstein shares the 5 spiritual tools she uses for her sober recovery.

Get your fall fashion right with Amelia Quint’s Shop Your Star Sign.

The Autoimmune Spectrum: Does It Exist, and Are You on It?

The top ten phrases used by people who claim they’re not racist.

Meet the United Order of Tents, a semi-covert organization of black women.

What the resistance looks like at Alabama’s only leather bar.

Awesome: After Losing Her Family to AIDS, This Woman Built an App to Save Lives.

I’m going to have to get to Iowa for this goat yoga thing.

Teen Vogue is chatting about tarot with Courtney Alexander – creator of the Dust II Onyx deck!

One of my faves: RuPaul Is Everything: The Rise & Reign of America’s First Drag Superstar.

Another day, another powerful man is exposed. This time Harvey Weinstein.

Know the other signs: 15 Signs Of Domestic Violence That Aren’t Physical.

Interesting post from Virtue Centered Tarot: The Tarot Suits as a Reflection of How Civilization Started.

Game of Thrones is going to be filming for quite some time.

Ever wonder how to work with Runes? Abbie Plouff has got you covered.

Interesting: Mika Brzezinski Is in Uncharted Waters.

These Game of Thrones wine glasses are everything!

Wondering what the stars are doing in 2018? Check out my Ultra-Deluxe Superfly Astrology Guide for 2018!

Diverse tarot decks you can buy right now.

I’ll be finding out for myself tomorrow night: ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Review: The Patriarchy Is Alive and Well in the Future.

Mastin Kipp has a new book out: Claim Your Power: A 40-Day Journey to Dissolve the Hidden Blocks That Keep You Stuck and Finally Thrive in Your Life’s Unique Purpose.

On my wish list: The Power of Eight: Harnessing the Miraculous Energies of a Small Group to Heal Others, Your Life, and the World.

Paulina Cassidy’s Spiritsong Tarot is coming soon!

This is TOTALLY my jam: The New Bohemians Handbook: Come Home to Good Vibes.

Nick Ortner has a new book out: The Tapping Solution for Manifesting Your Greatest Self: 21 Days to Releasing Self-Doubt, Cultivating Inner Peace, and Creating a Life You Love.

Come on down, Colorado! Last two dates for The Tarot Coloring Book tour:

October 12th 2017 at 7:30PM: Boulder Book Store in Boulder, Colorado. Join me for a short discussion on tarot + book signing!  Books will be available for purchase.

October 13th 2017 6PM: Trunk Nouveau, Denver, Colorado. Join me for tricks ‘n treats ‘n a short talk on tarot + book signing!  Books will be available for purchase.


What I’m Grateful For:

Organizing my 2018

Time out for fun

Long, luxe dinners


Cozy hoodies


Soundtrack for 10/7/17:

No Flockin’ by Kodak Black

© Theresa Reed | The Tarot Lady 2017

images from private collection

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