Stepping into 2022
“Looking behind I am filled with gratitude.
Looking forward I am filled with vision.
Looking upward I am filled with strength.
And looking within I discover peace.”
- Apache prayer
2021 seemed to collide into 2022. As the year changed, in what felt like seconds, I have finally begun to trust again – to trust the magic of new beginnings, and let's not forget, myself. 2021 brought many new beginnings, and in many ways, I feel like I’ve come full circle. Peace comes with these new beginnings, and I’m excited for what 2022 will bring. Excitement brings gratitude, vision, strength, and hope for what is to come.
During the first quarter of 2021, I purchased a new home. I fell in love at first sight. The house was in the process of being built. I trusted that I could afford it. I knew that apartment living was no longer what I wanted or needed. My pups needed to feel safe and have a backyard to play in. I needed peace and privacy. The wait for the house to be complete felt especially long and I was forced to learn patience. Patience is something that I have fought against my entire life. I had forgotten what it was like to obtain a mortgage and to wait for new homes to be complete and move-in-able. I finally moved in and closed on July 4 weekend, in that order. Yes, a little backwards. Another lesson in patience. I found peace.
At summer's end I found office space in the downtown Asheville area where I could do in-person readings! An awesome candle shop (so much more than that!) opened a beautiful room for readings and magically, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time - and I began, little by little, socializing after two years of hibernating during the pandemic. I have had the chance to meet people from all over the world while I do readings at the store.
I have even started to date again. It’s been seven years!
I say I’ve come full circle, because I never actually gave up my career as a presentation designer. My goal, five years ago, was to leave my full-time job in NYC and become a freelancer as I built my metaphysical business. I gave myself a five-year plan! I moved to Maryland and then found my way to Northern Virginia, and my business began to grow and grow! I was ready to mentor and do readings full-time. And then came the pandemic ... Everything stopped!
My daughter moved from Oklahoma to North Carolina and bought a house in the woods. It no longer mattered where I was living. Everything became virtual. I was once again living a double life, presentation designer by day and psychic / medium / metaphysical teacher by night and weekend! So, I rented an apartment and moved to Asheville! I live two hours away from my daughter and see her every few weeks!
Today, January 3, 2022 – I’ve come full circle. I accepted a full-time job as a senior manager, presentation designer for that same company in NYC. The role is remote and something that I could not say no to. In the meantime, my metaphysical business is growing once again. Designer by day / International Medium, Psychic, Animal Communicator and Mentor by night & weekends. And I have time to socialize, too.
I have not pressured myself by imposing another five-year plan. I have learned the art of patience, living in the present, and just being grateful for what I have. Family. New friends. New home. A growing business. Time.
Self-care. Selove. Patience with myself. Knowing that this is a part of my new beginning. Watching my business grow. Watching myself grow.
Of course, these new beginnings came with a few endings. But endings open new doors for the magic that is possible. I wish you new beginnings in 2022! Keep believing in yourself. Stand up for who you are. Be You. Allow the magic to enter your life.