IT'S HERE!!!!! Episode 2 of The Misfit Book Club Podcast has arrived! Peep the link in our bio! 👆🏼👆🏼👆🏼 In this episode, we dive deep into Margaret Atwood's "The Handmaid's Tale." We also talk about grad school, the horrors of airplane seating, where we'd end up in Gilead, and telenovelas. OH YEAH, and we announce our September read, too! Because why not?! 😂 Nolite te bastardes carborundorum!
Shout out to one of the most beautiful and courageous women I know! You are freaking fantastic @heidibaileyhouston !! So proud of you and your hubby @johnn_houston_ for staying committed to your goals and pursuing your passions ❤️❤️❤️
Tonight I had a beautiful, restorative Skype date with two of my classmates. We talked about our lives and read each other's tarot cards. I think we all gained a little clarity and I enjoyed their company greatly.
Before our date I was working on brainstorming ideas for activities to do in groups when I'm working with adolescents this fall. This is an activity inspired by Tibetan prayer flags (shout-out to Maggie @mags120 for bringing the prayer flag concept into class). The colors signify space/ether (blue), air (white), fire (red), water (green), and Earth (yellow). My idea is to create flags that will inspire the teens I work with to see the potential and energy that is all around them. I picked an animal spirit card for each element and spent 10-20 minutes drawing and painting each flag.
Blue: the golden egg- listen to the heart's voice. Trust your intuition.
White: butterfly- embrace change and growth while maintaining a structured self-care routine.
Red: cobra- be completely present, ready and willing to learn from others and from your own inner voice.
Green: oyster- share your gifts with the world, do not discount your own value.
Yellow: spider- create energetically, prosperity comes through imaginative work.
I'm thinking I can create a good group activity around this concept, perhaps to be stretched out over several sessions. It was certainly illuminating for me.
Well, I'm officially an adult. I'm all moved into my new apartment in Sacramento. I already miss my parents a lot but I'm so excited to live in such a beautiful place, and I'm super stoked to start GRAD SCHOOL in 10 days 😊