Monday, November 21, 2011
How do I type what I want to type, and still be 'gentle?' Hmmm....
What it comes down to is someone was gossipping about me, and it got back to me. Without really knowing anything about me, apparently. I don't run around town spouting "I'M PSYCHIC!" Because quite frankly, it's a small town. I participate in many different 'communities' in town; Business circles, Artist Circles, Mom's Circles, etc. And ofcourse, moving here from the city when I was 11, I learned very quickly just how small towns work.
So, those who are open to knowing about the whole "Psychic Lori-Grace" thing, are in the know. Those who aren't aware, are usually that way for a reason... I digress...
So, when I heared about this little bit of biting gossip (to the tune of "She has no abilities") I laughed like a maniac at first. Because the voices in my head laughed pretty hard, which made it funnier. This person just has no idea, chirped my guides. I also thought it funny to hear, because I've been so super busy lately with requests.
Sigh. Then I felt bad for laughing. It felt "not nice" to laugh AT the person.
THEN, later, I felt kind of... huffy. That's really the best word I can use to describe. How uncool is it for anyone to be gossiping negatively about me? (Gossip postively all you want. ) Is this a learning experience for me to rise above? For me to maybe just process?
This sort of thing hasn't happened in a LONG time. I wonder if it's come at me now, because I feel so strong and capable? I dunno.
Wanted to share, to vent, to try and work it out in writing.
but, now I have to get pixies ready for school, and get my jammied butt dressed to start my own day, too!
Have a lovely day!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Rebecca is a member and invited me to come to the dinner as her guest. She suggested I bring some business info to hand out to the ladies tables, and also mentioned that there was an auction table that I could donate something to. She was bringing some of her travel specials offered by Carlson Wagonlit Travel Midland.
I wanted to bring a gift certificate, and wanted it to be something that would bring ladies into my art studio. (I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but I have a cozy studio space downtown that I create my art in and invite clients to for readings.) I had considered bringing a sock monkey or dolls, but I ended up making a gift certificate - in much the same manner as I've made scrap book type greeting cards. Glitter pens, fancy papers, a ribbon, some star stickers, and a business card attached. I should have taken a pic of it, but I'll do that when it comes back in.
When Rebecca and I arrived at the MDWBA dinner, with trepidation did I hand over the One Tarot Reading Certificate. I half expected I'd be taking it home with me. This was a room full of business women after all! Bankers and business owners and lawyers and number counters!
It was nice to see some familiar faces that I felt comfortable talking to, and Rebecca did a wonderful job of introducing me around before the dinner started.
Then, it happened. We sat at the second table, and they passed around a Mic for everyone to introduce themselves. I figured being a guest, that I was getting out of this one.
so, with echo-ey mic in hand, I intro myself as a lady who make dolls. Heirloom, playable and displayable. Then I made a joke that I had better just say it, because I brought a gift certificate for it, and that I'm a psychic tarot reader.
That's when things got interesting! Suddenly, I felt like the Belle of the Ball. I have a hard time approaching people "cold"... but after I let the cat out of the bag (not being sure how it would be taken) I had lots of ladies come up to me to meet me - which made it WAY easier to make connections at the MDWBA ladies!
I was so pleasantly surprized. This town is a small one, and I figured that If I had a cold reception after letting people know what I do when I'm NOT making dolls, then I just wouldn't be a part of their group. But, Rebecca and I ended up closing the place down!
I made connections with people who were INTERESTED in connecting with me and my skill. And because I was so busy talking with ladies who were interested in talking to me, I missed the opportunity to approach some business ladies that I was hoping to introduce myself to. (some ladies in the community who are artists, etc.)
And, I think my hand crafted gift certificate went for face value in the auction.
Validation. On so many levels.
Thanks MDWBA. You've just gained a new member.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This is definately something that I could use a co-host for, though, or someone to mind the chat room. I take my glasses off when I'm reading, so it makes it a little difficult to follow along with what is happening in the chat room at the same time. I'll have to sit the 'notebook' a little closer to my face tomorrow.
During Tomorrows I want to talk about something REALLY interesting that happened this week! I hope you'll be there to cheer me on and listen in :)
And, as always, after the show I'll be doing calls through my phone system. You can get in line for your own private reading by clicking through the link and making an appointment for after 2:35pm, or just getting in the cue to speak with me.
Friday, November 4, 2011
What do you have to do to enter my draws?? Like my Tarot Page at Facebook. That gives you ONE entry and one comment on the FREE draws blog entry. (below.) If you are already a liker on the page, you can enter every month.
Each month, SHARE my Facebook page among your Facebook friends, and you get a SECOND entry into the draw.
Each comment must be a separate comment. One for "liking." and one for "sharing." Please be sure to leave your name in the comments, if you are posting as "anonymous."
I'll be using random.org to choose the winners.
This draw is for the November Free draw. The draw will happen at the end of the day on the last day of November, and then I'll start a new blog entry contest for December. You can also follow this blog, here at blogger, to see when the draw is done and when the new contest is up - although I'll be posting the winners of these at Facebook.
Thanks for connecting with me on Facebook :)
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
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