Write Every Day: A to Z Challenge and Hello Becky!

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Hey guys!

We’re near the home stretch for April’s A to Z challenge, where I write a blog post every day themed with a letter from the alphabet.

If you’ve been meaning to catch up, here’s a few picking up from where we left off on my last newsletter:

O is for Omega Institute
P is for Promises
Q is for Quarrelsome
R is for Repeating
S is for Schmooze
T is for Tinker

And I’d also love to introduce you to our Marketing Manager, Rebecca Skubish of SkoobMark. We met at a job, and rather than greet each other with Hostility, we were Inundated with..um..Janky feelings for each other, and I gave her a copy of Kitchen Table Tarot. I just love her to pieces and I would like to introduce her to Mediums.

That went poorly. (Newbie post come to mind, anyone?) Just because I have an idea doesn’t mean I should follow it through.. This is why I need Rebecca in my life. She has so many years of experience and has been so generous with her time. You are now getting regular newsletters that are planned out IN ADVANCE because of her. You’ll also get a reduced price or free product every month (what? Come on!) and lots of other goodies. Rebecca and I have just gotten started.

Her marketing business is SkoobMark and she is available for consultations, should you need her help too.

What do you appreciate most in your friends?

Differences. Having someone who views the world differently, was brought up differently, raises their children differently, reads different books, loves different music…the list is endless…but difference is key. Why would I ever want to know or learn or experience only what I can find on my own? Having people in my life who bring their differences to our relationships enrich my own life beyond measure.

What’s your idea of happiness?

Gratitude. I’m happy because I’m thankful for all that I have. If you’re asking about specific moments in time, the best are those breathless, open-hearted moments of unrestrained joy - seeing my kids succeed, watching my husband play guitar, stepping outside into the sunshine after a being inside too long. Life is stitched together with happy moments.

What’s your idea of misery?

A day without learning something new. Or a day without good book. And living with Alzheimer’s.

Where would you like to live?

On a warm beach in a hammock.

Your favorite colors and flowers?

Hibiscus and coral (although there are so many this is just the answer for today).

Your favorite poets?

I don’t read much poetry so I’m going to fall back on Shel Silverstein – favorite poem is Listen to the Mustn’ts.

Your heroes/heroines in fiction?

Karen Murphy from the Jim Butcher books

What is your present state of mind?

Content.

What is your favorite deck or divination tool?

I don’t really have one…sorry…I’m a newbie to Tarot.

Your favorite songs?

Watershed by the Indigo Girls
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay – Something just Like This
Demi Lovato – Sorry, not Sorry

Your favorite word?

Verklemp.

Your least favorite word?

But – nothing good ever follows it.

What is your favorite curse word?

Bloody.

What sound or noise do you love?

A distant lawnmower when sitting in the sun in the summer.

What sound or noise do you hate?

The awful noise your computer makes when you make an error and it won’t let you do what you want to do.

What turns you on?

Secret smiles and back rubs.

What turns you off?

Smelly breath.

If heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive?

Thanks for coming!