People often wonder how I got started. At the time, I never had a reading, never met a reader and didn't have any real interest in readings, but I did frequent the library. I was at the library one day and found a palm reading book by Peter West. I picked it up and the first page I looked at showed a mark I clearly had on my hand and it said it was the mark of a palm reader. I took the book home and within a couple of weeks I was reading palms. I just understood it, the lines made perfect sense to me.
I told my husband I was going to get a job as a palm reader and of course he was like, "Where are you going to do that?" I had no idea. But I thought getting a costume would be a good place to start and went to Camile's Costume Shop. The person at the shop directed me to a new place that just opened called Gypsies. I was hired on the spot and stayed at Gypsies for about 8 years. Now I work online, out of my home, own a yoga studio and work at the Mid Michigan Renaissance Festival. I travel and do parties and meet people all over the world through my Etsy store.
I never dreamed that picking up a book could change my life so much. Over the years I have grown so much as a reader and person. Was it fate? Yes, could it have been different? Definitely. But as with all fate it was choice that made the real difference. I chose to take the book home. I chose to read it and then I chose to peruse it.
I'm currently gathering pictures and hope to complete a palm reading book in the near future. I need a lot of examples and am always in need of good palm pictures.
In July of 2012 I will be traveling to Alachua, Florida and getting my yoga teaching certification. When I get back, I will be expanding my business by opening a studio. Beyond yoga and readings, I will offer belly dancing classes, meditations, hypnotherapy and providing space for other readers, healers and teachers. We will have a huge lending library and book groups. I'm very excited to take this step and provide a place for friends, new and old, to relax, communicate and connect with themselves and others.