Hi everyone! Again, I want to apologize for not including this wonderful interview yesterday. I had Internet issues and I was moving. I wanted share fellow blogger and good friend, Sharon’s interview for Women’s History Month. She is a great and strong woman. I’m so gratful I’ve had the wonderful pleasure of meeting her in the blogosphere. She has been through a lot in life. I did a reading with her a couple of months ago for fun. Sharon blogs over at Element Healing and Rock County Our Story Please help me welcome Sharon to Life of an El Paso Woman!
ME: Tell us about your blog. How long has your blog been around? I started the blog in the fall of 2014 so it’s been almost a year and a half. I started the blog with a great deal of prodding from my son. I was not convinced that I had anything to say that anyone would want to read. But, I have always loved writing and my son thought that it would work well in conjunction with my business.
ME: How long have you been doing tarot readings? Tell us about your Daily Draw segment. Gosh I have been reading for a long time, it’s kind of a family thing. The daily draw started as an experiment to see if it would go over successfully. I had been doing a one card draws for myself to see what my day would be like and I thought maybe I could translate it to a group and make it a daily post. It seems to be do be doing well. There is a core group of people that look for it everyday and I am happy about that. I am glad the post resonates with people. After a while I thought that it would be cool to give other tarot readers a platform so I contacted a few bloggers that I knew read tarot and asked my brother if he would like a day so that’s where we are right now.
ME: Besides tarot readings, do you provide any other services? What are the costs for them? Yes I do several other things. As a part of my business I do tarot readings. An email reading is $15. Numerology charts; A five point chart is $25 and for a full chart my fee is $60. I design and make jewelry and this is all custom but I try to keep the cost below $50 to make it more affordable to everyone. I am a reiki practitioner, my fee for this is $35 a session and I just recently started making custom crystal grids. The grid kits include everything you need, the crystals, grid pattern as well as the instruction for building and activating the grid. My fee for the grid kits is a small grid $15, medium grid $25, and a large grid $50. I have PayPal so the process is super easy.
ME: What can readers expect from your blog this year? Do you have any set goals for it? I am in the process of working on that right now. I have had to step away from my blog for a bit, and it’s killing me, but between my business and my second blog, I need some getting organized time. I want Element to grow into a place where people can come and find the help they need. So along with my posts I will be posting more articles and videos from other blogs and things I find on the web. I am not really focused on numbers growth right now. Reaching people is important but right now good solid content is more important.
ME: There’s tons of blogs here in our community! Which blogs do you read regularly and why? There are so many good blogs out there! This is an amazing community. I have two lists, favorites list 1 and favorites list 2 I’m and earth sign.I really like being organized 🙂 Between the two lists I have almost 60 blogs that I try to read regularly. Maybe not everyday, but I do my best to get to them all during the week. A few that I like a lot are Your’s of course 😀 I like the music segments and the Saturday interviews. I thought the post about the Pope were interesting. I like Trina form Itsgoodtobecrazysometimes. She seems like a cool person. I like Lisa from Kids Crumbs and Crackers, Jason’s blog Harsh Reality, he is a very good writer. I like Rose from Loki’s Little Hippie Witch, Ridge from Plotlessone, he is another really good writer. I like Secret Diary of a PorterGirl, she istelling the coolest story right now! I could go on and on, A Mommas View, A Cooking potand Twisted tales This is difficult I would love to mention them all.
ME: In a word, how would you describe yourself and why? I have no idea. Is there a such thing as a focused scatterbrain?
ME: When you aren’t blogging, what are you doing? Working, with two blogs and my business my life is very, very busy. I have to schedule breaks 🙂 When I do take one I like going outside to the gardens my son has or to the woods near me and hiking the trails. I love being surrounded by nature.
ME: Do you have any regrets in life? If so, what? No not a single one. Everything I have encountered in my life has made me who I am. I Like who I am and who I am becoming. I wouldn’t change a thing.
ME: Who do you look up to in life and why? The people that pop into my head are Tina Turner and the Dalai Lama and my son. I respect Tina Turner and would love to meet her one day. She went through hell and back and never gave up. She believed in herself and her dream and didn’t stop until she manifested them. I would love to look that good and still be going strong at 76. The Dalai Lama is one of the most amazing people alive. I would love to sit and talk to him for a couple hours! My son is an amazing person. He is so focused, kind, and creative. He decided what he wanted to do with his life when he was a child and is making it happen.
ME: What was one of the best moments of your life? Why? This is going to sound horrible and I am sorry but one of the best moments of my life was when my son and I finally escaped my ex husband. He was not very good to us.
ME: What do you like most in life? How about dislikes? I like coffee (one of the godheads really good ideas!) Chai tea, reading, writing, painting, being creative in general, helping people, being in the woods, tabouli, music, all things paranormal. The only things I don’t care for are is eating dead things like meat and cooked fruit and vegetables. There are things in the world and about people in general that irritate me and I would love to change but everyone’s path is different and it’s not my place to judge someone else’s path or the lessons they are here to learn. That kind of negativity is one of this planet’s problems.
ME: What kind of music do you listen to? I love music, all music. I was born near the end of the baby boomer generation so the music of the 60’s and 70’s is the music that resonates the most with be but I love it all.
ME: What’s your favorite movie and why? I have two but my all time favorite is Blade Runner because it’s just a cool story and it addresses what makes one human. I think I read that they are finally making a part two!
ME: What’s a favorite quote of yours and why? This one is easy, it’s from my Father. never lessons. I wrote a post about them. They are all very important to me but my favorite is”Never let the bastards get you down” I like it because it reminds me that it is so important to believe in yourself. You have to believe so much in yourself and your dream that negativity will never stop you.
ME: Since it’s Women’s History Month, who’s one of your favorite women and why? My sister Terry. She is one heck of a strong woman. She’s been through hell and back and it hasn’t made her bitter. Most people are that have been through the crap she has. She is such a loving soul.
ME: Is there anything else you would like to add? I would like to thank you. It is such an honor to be interviewed by you Lisa.
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