As a writer, handing over my manuscript to the editor was like chopping off an arm.
But not really, because I know what that feels like…and this wasn’t it.
It was hard, though. Like I was handing over a piece of me.
Writing it was a huge part of my life for the last 12 years.
I could’ve kept fucking with it for another ten years I’m sure, getting lost in the words going around in my head.
But there comes a time when you just have to trust that it’s all going to be okay and LET GO.
I had to do it when Andra, my co-writer, came on board. Then, I let go of doing it all by myself.
In the last day of my final read through before I sent it for editing I was ruthless. I slashed it to bits, right down to it’s bare bones. After I sent it to the editor I was going over all the stuff I left/cut out.
One thing I left out, because of space constraints, is the amount of my youth spent cruising town in V8’s watching other V8s cruising town. Tapping on windows and asking for rides up Queen St in sexy cars as a teen.
Cruising with Wally Brown. Sitting up on the back with the top down blasting Pantera and Ice T, Madonna and Spice Girls, Led Zep and Black Sabbath, Prince and The Cure.
Going to car shows and drooling over muscle cars and hot rods.
Lying in bed listening to rumbling engines pass my house as a kid.
Getting choked and blind at burnout competitions.
Being obsessed with American Graffiti and Grease since I was 5.
To do my bit to save the planet, and my wallet, these days I have a little car instead of a V8, and put my time and energy into helping and guiding others on their journeys to wholeness and well-being, but I’ll always have a soft spot grunty engines and sexy brakes.
My holistic therapy practice in Kumeu, happens to be right across the road from The Kumeu Car Show.
My usual clinic days are Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday.
I considered closing shop while it’s on as it will be noisy, and not the ideal environment to be creating sacred space for healing and linking in with my clients and my psychic gifts, but I was guided to keep it open and offer a Car Show Special instead. So that’s exactly what I’m doing. I may be a shaman healer, but I’m a car chick too.
Sometimes worlds collide, and that’s okay.
In honour of my classic-car-chickness, from 15-17 January 2016 I’m offering a one-off special of Oracle Readings for $20.00 each, both in person, and on facebook here at my healing business page.
It will be interesting, that’s for sure.
It’s also going to be NOISY AS…so if you can handle the purr and roar of raucous V8s cruising by, and are interested in having a reading with me over the weekend, get in touch and I’ll slot you in.
Find out what you need to know for the year ahead.
Get clarity around a situation that’s concerning you.
Ask about your relationships, love life or work.
Get guidance on the direction of your higher self, or your life purpose.
V8’s and Oracle Readings!
What a combination!
Photo of the 58 Plymouth & 66 Pontiac Convertible courtesy of Anna Low Horse Productions.