A Requiem for Year 30

Remember when I turned 30 last year? When I waxed poetic about the lessons I’d learned in my 20s and how I looked forward to life with more confidence, (and thanks to my new gig) more money, and more adventure?

Do you want to know what 30 had to say that?

That’s not how it works. That’s not how any of this works.

Do you know what 30 was?

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Skinny Bits 8.29.14

I took advantage of the task-oriented energy that came with the New Moon in Virgo earlier this week and made some updates on the blog. Ta da!! Since I’ve directed this space toward being a journal/memoir, this layout felt perfect. I’ve also got a running list of writing prompts so I can stick with my new intention of posting here twice a week. It’s part of my Beginner’s Mind Zen practice: investing more energy in my creative endeavors, an area of my life I’ve neglected for awhile now.

The biggest reason I’m drawn to astrology: it helps me order my steps. (I plan to elaborate on this in a blog post at some point)

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Skinny Bits – 7.25.14

First things first: Life is better.

The Sun and Jupiter (the planet associated with making one’s own luck) are hanging out in my rising sign, Leo (also, my First House, the house of self-expression). Having spent most of the summer navigating my murky depths, I’m welcoming this time to stand in the sun and uncover the opportunities beneath my current challenges. It’s a good time to let myself be, and I’ve already reaped some delicious benefits from letting it all hang out. Viva la Leo Season.

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