The Hit List - Middle Age Kicks

While running errands with my husband, we found ourselves musing about the things that give us joy these days: elegant dinners, interesting television shows, long bike rides, and renovating the house. We also chatted about what keeps us up at night. Namely, health concerns and retirement.

This is a far cry from how we got our kicks back in the day when smoky bars, loud music, and late nights were our jam. Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, baby! Sleep? Who needed that when you were young and fabulous? Not us!

But now, if I’m not in bed by 10 o’clock, I’m the walking dead. Sleep might be my favorite thing these days. Who’d a thunk Miss Patent Leather Hot Pants would one day be extolling the virtues of yoga pants and sleep aids? It’s certainly something I never dreamt I’d be doing. But middle age has defo changed my focus. (Plus I do not look good in hot pants anymore. Trust me on that one.)

Isn’t it funny how priorities and the things that make you happy shift when getting older? I am endlessly fascinated and amused by how different I am these days. Of course, it also makes me wonder: if this is what I’m grooving to in middle age, how the hell am I going to get my jollies when I’m officially a senior? Spoiling a grandkid? Naps in the afternoon? Newfound hobbies such as needlepoint or skydiving? (Probably not either of those!)

I have no idea what’s going to make me swoon in the future. I guess I’ll find out when I get there. Which isn’t that far away.

purple clematis

Born into the purple.

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The Britney Spears Conservatorship Situation, Fully Explained.

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Young People Found Time to Figure Out Their Identities During the Pandemic.

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I might want this: Self-Care Package: Healing Through The Chakras.

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Want to learn tarot? Start here: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading.

If you prefer to listen to your tarot lessons, I’ve got your back: Tarot: No Questions Asked: Mastering the Art of Intuitive Reading is available as an audiobook.

Astrology isn’t a bore nor a chore. It’s AWESOME! Learn all about it here: Astrology for Real Life: A Workbook for Beginners (A No B.S. Guide for the Astro-Curious).

Have you checked out The Uncommon Tarot: A Contemporary Reimagining of an Ancient Oracle yet? It’s a gorgeous, global deck from the amazing Shaheen Miro (and me!).

The weekend is here – grab your crayons, favorite deck, and The Tarot Coloring Book! Yay!

Tarot For Troubled Times is a book for when you need courage. Rituals, spells, and plenty of tarot to help you move through the hard times with grace.



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What I’m Grateful For:


Phone calls with my favorite people


The ability to say no (and get it respected)

New skincare toys


Soundtrack for 6/26/21:

Teenage Kicks by The Undertones


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