And Once You Hit Bottom, You Bounce Back Up!

Posted by Melina and Denise , Saturday, July 20, 2013 11:02 AM

It is no big secret that the road to our goals has hit some major road bumps in the past few months. Let's face it, the insurance company crapped on us, we had our sick cat. All of it almost managed to beat us down, but the end result is quite different.

I have to mention some badness first. One of the very first goals that I mentioned was us going to see the Mission in Toronto in September. That has had to be postponed. Postponed, not cancelled. This means more to Melina than anything and I have promised her that one day somehow we will see them. Who knows, the lead singer lives in Brazil. Maybe we will go visit the Brazilians and use the Samba skills we learned in Zumba! LOL!

We may be laughed at, and mocked, and possibly kicked out of the country ...

Now here is the good. Obviously we have to rebuild some savings and pay off some debts that are the result of all of the insurance drama. I will always be limited as to how much work I can do at a 'regular' job. I have worked at 40 hour + jobs before and the result is always messy. I do fine when I am anywhere in the stable to manic range, but as I start to cycle down - which is inevitable - I can't maintain any kind of sanity. What I do instead is I work my 25 hours a week at a decent job and come up with ways to supplement. The Etsy store is part of that.

Now I have bitten the bullet and decided that if I have a skill that I can use then I HAVE to use it. Even if it is scary. Thus the genesis of Witchy Kitty Tarot Readings.

Solstice always keeps a close eye on things. I can't do it right without her.

I do the readings by email. This was a really scary thing to start. I have been reading cards and learning about them for roughly 10 years now, but any time you put yourself out there and say "Hey, I am good at something", it is scary as Hell.

In the two weeks that I have been doing this though, it has been amazing. Doing the reading in writing is the perfect medium for me. That is how I best express myself, and I honestly think that I connect more deeply with the cards this way. And the fact that the people I have read for have said that the messages in the cards had deep meaning for them was so humbling. I feel like I have found something that I want to do, that I can do well, and that I can help people with. It is a great feeling.

Melina has her own ventures she is looking into. I will leave them to her to discuss. :)

~ Denise

Perspective

Posted by Melina and Denise , Friday, July 5, 2013 12:43 PM


You know that feeling when your world is suddenly turned upside down? Time stretches out in an endless predictable highway of home, work, home, work. Then, everything stops. 

That happened to us on Tuesday. Vanian wasn't peeing, just straining in the litter box. I won't go into the desperate struggle to get him to the emergency vet, then to our vet the next day, begging for rides and money and to please leave work early. He is home and ok. 

The point of this post is perspective. When a crisis hits, your view changes. What matters changes.

In our case, being financially able to take care of our babies and ourselves. We need a car, this must take priority. And before that, building up savings and paying off debt.

And, perhaps most importantly, being grateful for our family and friends. Cuddling babies is a privilege. 

Cuddle yours.  


-Melina