My visit with the psychic was a very powerful, spiritual experience. I would highly recommend it. (And if you want the contact information for the psychic I visited, please e-mail me privately at email@example.com and I'll get it out to you. She'll do in-person readings if you live in the Minneapolis area, but she'll also do them over the phone as well.)
Here's my take:
First of all, I was kind of surprised at how much she talked about education surrounding me and how smart I am.
Because, here's the thing... I don't really think I'm that smart. Back when I was in Minnesota, I actually commented to my friends about how smart they all were (so well-read, so articulate and able to communicate their intelligence), and how I didn't feel I was able to keep up with them. (I'm really good at surrounding myself with smart people, at least. Vernon's a real nerd too.)
I only got a 23 on my ACT scores. My high school GPA was, like, a 3.85. I went to a technical college instead of a regular university because I "didn't really know what I wanted to do with my life and didn't want to spend all that money figuring it out." So, I got a certificate in desktop publishing (which is really just a poor man's version of a graphic designer) from the technical college in East Grand Forks, MN and that was that.
I asked my friends who had visited the psychic first, "So... did she talk a lot about how smart you were?" thinking that maybe it might just be what she does. But they said, "No, not really." (And then I felt kind of like a turd for asking that. Albeit, a very smart turd.)
So, I don't know, maybe it was just something I needed to hear. But it's nice because now I can pepper my conversations with Vernon with, "I'm smart. I make good decisions. You should listen to me."(Which hasn't really helped much.)
Anywho... I don't really see myself as a teacher, and certainly not in the most traditional sense of the word. But I do like to learn. I like to study things. I like to read. I like to spell things correctly. I guess I was just expecting something more... interesting (for my life's purpose).
When she talked about "a shift unfolding in Colorado", I think I may have figured out what that shift is. Hold on to your hats here, my dear internet, because this is going to be a big one:
You know how we were going to move to Florida for Vernon to do some chiropractic business training for 6-8 months after he graduates?
Well, he wasn't accepted into the program.
Now Vern thinks that he should associate for a year to learn the ins-and-outs of a chiropractic business. So he'll have to find a doctor to do that under (and I don't know where that will be because it can't be with just ANY chiropractic doctor... it has to be with a chiropractic doctor who is NOT a douche bag).
When we first learned that he wasn't accepted into the training (which was only a couple of weeks ago), we toyed with the idea of him opening up his practice right after graduation (or as soon as possible after getting all of the business ducks in a row thereafter). I got excited about that idea. It would mean settling down. It would mean we would be done with all of this transitional stuff (because all of this transitional stuff ended up being a lot harder on me than I expected).
Remember when I was all, like, life is a journey... blah, blah, blah. And, although it is a good one, I've been having a hard time embracing that sentiment lately. It's not even so much that I miss Minnesota (although I do), it is more that I am left with these feelings of unrest and of being unsettled.
And now, with Vern going to associate FOR A YEAR, those feelings have been extended even further.
I don't know how Brad and Angelina do it, traipsing around the world, raising their many children. I'm craving stability.
So, yeah, that's a shift. More changes to get used to (especially when we were planning on one thing for so long and it didn't work out).
Oh, and remember how the psychic said something about seeing a rubber band, snapping us back from Colorado to Minnesota? Well, if we look back on my conversation with that other psychic from May, she also said something about having to go back to Minnesota (in her case, it had to do with paperwork for the sale of our house). But that is interesting, eh?
I guess that's it.