Oh boy! I’m ready to return after an extended hiatus. Life has thrown me a lot of curve balls, and even though most of them have been good it’s been quite a job adjusting to my new life.

Mr. Donkey and I have moved back to our hometown, bought a house, and started new jobs. I was planning to stay home and work on my tarot business (which is close to being born!), but I was offered a teaching position that was too good to pass up. So now I’m teaching full-time and trying to carve out a new routine, including maintaining my daily tarot practice which is so central to my spiritual and mental health!

Framed, stitched image of a boy with a walking stick. He looks up at the clouds and stands in nature.I found this little picture at a thrift store this summer, and the moment I saw it I thought of the Fool. I have hung it in my new office right where I can see it whenever I sit at my desk.

This little Fool reminds me that even though much of my life has changed that I can approach these changes with enthusiasm. He gave me a good pep talk on my first days in the classroom — it’s been so long I was nervous! I was getting ready to leave my office and my stomach was tied up in knots. I looked over, and this Fool said, “Hey, what’s the worst that can happen? Just go in there and have fun! No reason to be serious.” And it was great advice! My tummy relaxed, and nothing terrible happened.

I’ve also become a Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters. I’ve only met with my Little a couple of times, but so far I’m really loving the experience.

Some changes have been not-so-great. A tenuous situation has collapsed, and I’m hurting. While this is really unpleasant, I’ve decided that there’s a small silver lining: I’m not judging my feelings or being hard on myself. My feelings are valid, and I am treating them as such.

In the world of tarot, I’m setting the following goals for myself:

  • Daily posts to my Instagram account
  • At least one post weekly to my blog
  • Open shop by Halloween

The Wheel of Fortune keep rolling along, and this Fool is doing her best to keep up and to make the best of this journey!