The Gratitude Attitude
I spent almost two years working on my Deck of the New Orleans Tarot Cats. I blogged weekly as I finished a card and shared aspects of my life as I made progress. So many of you followed along and encouraged me along the way.
Some weeks the thought of creating 78 images seemed overwhelming, but your support helped push me through.
2020 arrived full of promise and potential but quickly spiraled out of control. There have been moments this year when I have truly struggled with depression and anxiety and just a low level of fear that life would never be normal again.
There are so many things that I miss. Movie theaters. Going out for a couple of margaritas on Taco Tuesday. Playing games face to face with friends instead of trying to interact on Zoom. Activities that I once didn't look forward to that much just fill me with nostalgic longing.
Through it all, my online community of friends and family helped keep me afloat. All of you were there for me when I decided to create an oracle deck this spring as a focus for all my anxiety. You gave me the opportunity to publish that deck. I am so proud of that project and for having such amazing people in my life.
As the restrictions dragged on and the numbers dropped and then began to climb again, everything began to feel bleak once more. When I launched this Indiegogo campaign, I wasn't certain what to expect and all of you were there for me again.
Counting up the Indiegogo numbers, the Fundraiser and the pre-orders that I received via direct messaging, I came super close to hitting my goal which fills me with gratitude and appreciation for all the amazing people in my life and my online community.
2020 has been a very hard road. I've had more emotional ups and downs then I would have considered possible, but having support from friends, family, and tribe has made all the difference to me. Thank you all for being there when I needed you.
I've learned so much on this journey. Knowing that I have people like you in my life makes all the difference on this road. Mad love to you all!
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!