It's always interesting to guess what the future holds. Equally interesting is to gain some new insights into one's own personality. This weekend, I decided to try something that might have both of these aspects - I had my palm read.
My sister, Janet, and I were at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival (more on that in the next post), and I asked her if she was interested in stopping at one of the astrology booths for fun. She agreed, and we both had our palms read by the same woman. The process was quite interesting ... both hands examined at once, only the palms (not the back or the fingers), and words washing over us at an incredible speed. I will leave Janet's reading private to her and only comment on my own.
One of the spot on comments that she made was that, in the last 5-6 years, I have experienced a lot of turmoil in my job, and it has drained me emotionally to the point of threatening my health. Sadly, this is true; I am working to keep a better balance between work and personal life because of it. An off-base comment was that I had experienced a great loss or traumatic event when I was 11-12. While I did have my share of ups and downs growing up, they were all what I would consider normal events. Also something that didn't happen ... a romantic relationship in my mid20s that changed me. My mid20s were devoted to finishing graduate school and starting my career; I didn't have much time or inclination for romance at that point.
The most interesting thing she said (multiple times) was that I have a very strong psychic sense and that I am probably using it in my daily life even if I'm not aware of that fact. I'm not sure how I feel about this. The only thing that I could think of in my job that might match is my skill at giving book recommendations to people. However, I mentioned this to a friend today, and she said that she thought I was very intuitive and good at reading people.
So, an interlude that gave me something to think on ... even if I'm not sure how much I believe it ...