I’m Teaching Myself to Read Tarot – Here’s What I’ve Learned So Far

If you’ve been around the blog for a while, you know I have a tendency to be into some unconventional shit. (That sounds a lot sketchier than I mean it. Just, you know, some less ~mainstream~ things) Early last year, this landed me on what I like to call “Spooky Jess”. Spooky Jess spends her time watching ghost hunting shows and trying to convince her friends to go on ghost tours – keeping in mind here that my biggest fear is legitimately ghosts so how any of that makes sense, I will never know. Spooky Jess is also super into all of the witchy business like crystals, full moon rituals and most prominently, tarot pick a card videos on YouTube.

I’m not kidding when I say I spent a solid half of my summer last year watching tarot pick a card readings. I just found them so interesting. I mean, I was also at a point in my life where I had no clear direction, so watching a video that told me everything was going to be okay brought me some solace. I’ve also convinced myself several times that I have a secret admirer, because I keep watching “Does Your Crush Like You” videos, and he definitely does even though I really don’t have a crush. I could talk about YouTube tarot all day, but that isn’t the point of today’s post! No, today, we’re talking about the fact that these videos stopped doing it for me so I went and got a deck of my own!

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31 Not-So-Serious Writing Prompts for January 2020

If you’ve been around my blog for a minute, you know of my hate-turned-love relationship with journal writing. A couple months ago, I even wrote a post about the experience of writing my First 100 Pages. Moral of that story: I’m a big fan.

But last night I could not, for the life of me, think of anything to write about. Now that the holidays have come and gone, and seemingly so did all my brain functionality (did you know it’s Thursday right now? Doesn’t it feel like Monday?), I just couldn’t get it together. And honestly, there was so much emotion and stress in December that the last thing I want to do right now is write about anything serious. So, instead of that – I put together a list of light-weight, slightly strange writing prompts for the month. And today I thought I’d share that list with you guys – because let’s be real, we’re all in the same boat here! So lets jump into it!

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