Occasional Summaries of What I'm Working On.
Probably nothing fancy, just summaries of what's going on right now. Or maybe sometimes it's very fancy.
A friend introduced me to a fantastic person, Jess, who is working with me to unify my offerings and get my classes and services online. Very, very exciting work! My work days have never been longer. Also, red and yellow tulips, and African Violets are growing in the front yard. The crows are coming almost all the way up to the windows. Haven't seen the squirrels lately. I wonder if they're busy making and raising babies right now.
Met the amazing Jess and we're getting very ambitious. Working on bringing Wise Peer online. In part to deal with Coronavirus. In part because that's where I want my classes to be so I can move around in the big wide world and still stay connected and keep working with everyone.
Also, recording a Grounding Meditation as a tool for getting and staying calm. This will be up very soon! All it costs is an email address. Hopefully your real one ;-) You won't regret it.
Aside from that, I've been working into the it's-so-late-it's-early hours. It puts me on an opposite schedule with Steven. So, even though we're in the same house 24 hrs a day, we don't see each other very much and I miss him. Woohoo! Can't wait to have a movie night together.
Today, we quarantined all the non perishable foods we stocked up on (not going too crazy). This is just in case someone sneezed or coughed on the bags in the chips isle. We loaded everything into rubber tubs with lids and stacked them in the shed. But the retrieve-by date on the big whiteboard.
Steven wears a N99 respirator when he goes out and doubled-up disposable gloves. Did you know that they usually have tiny holes?
It's kind of an adventure but what makes it hard is that you have to be so mindful of where and what you touch. The mask redirects the breath and fogs up the glasses. Don't touch those glasses! And it gets itchy and sweaty under the mask. Don't scratch that itchy nose! Then the car door. Did I wipe that yet with the mango-scented disinfectant wipes? The hatch in the back, did I touch that with the gloves on or with the gloves off? So, that's what Steven goes through. When he gets home, we work together on neutralizing the threat that every little thing brought in from outside our hermetically sealed castle represents. We laugh. But we're also sniping and misinterpreting each other and getting our feelings hurt and apologizing a lot. There's a lot of stress from the fear of catching the virus. I'm in the high-risk group. So, it's not quite a laughing matter.
I'm learning a lot about Zoom. Next is MailChimp.
Got a suggestion today that I should use Facebook groups to connect with clients. But what I have is email addresses. So, not sure how that can replace the idea of a newsletter? But because the challenges presented by the Coronavirus quarantine are so unprecedented, I want to stay very open to listening and learning and exploring and thinking in terms of possibilities, rather than wanting exact matches for my expectations.
I guess the now-about watch word today is FLEXIBILITY.
We have some bright yellow daffodils in the backyard right now. Nothing fancy. But it says, YES(!), it's spring!
Took a drive around today to see if people are actually staying home, or what? Cars are parked in front of homes. Lots of people are staying home, practicing social distancing, including Steven and I.
We had a lot planned for this month and through the summer.
Steven was going to show his art at Pike Place Market.
Like last year, I was going to have a booth at Emerald Spiral, the largest metaphysical expo in the Puget Sound area, offering Tarot coaching and counseling.
Fremont Sunday Market, my weekly "ministry" is closed for now.
BEPC Expo will probably have to be cancelled or postponed.
The leadership training I was about to finish up has been temporarily suspended.
But that is giving me the free time to participate in MeWe's online metaphysical fairs this month through May. Yay! I'll be doing readings, participate in panels with a dozen other metaphysicians, and I'll be giving a talk each month, too. I love these online fairs so much! They give me a chance to listen to other healers do their thing. It's a rainbow of different kinds of expressions!
Steven and I are also looking at some other ideas of how to bring in revenue. Obviously, many doors have closed. I prefer to read this moment as one of many more doors opening. Can't wait to step through them and create new possibilities!