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djmermaid
djmermaid
taking the plunge
well I guess it's about time to post about this.

this afternoon I had an audition with the owner of a company in SF which is in the business of hiring out readers for events, and it went really well! I am proud to say that I am now the newest reader on her roster. YAY YAY YAY!!!

I managed to get in a fair amount of prep/study in between the time she told me she was looking for someone and our actual interview this afternoon and it paid off pretty well. I was still nervous (of course - it's always a challenge to read for those I perceive as experts) and I certainly can't say I'm a perfect reader or anything like that but she was pleased with my efforts and gave me some really handy pointers. I can hardly wait until my first real job!

most of the gigs they get are wanting shorter, lighter readings - most folks will be there to be entertained (or out of curiosity) and so won't be expecting anything too intense. this doesn't mean we don't tell the truth, just that readings will be fairly brief and that it is especially important to keep it as positive as possible, while actually reading what the cards say. I think I can do that.

so basically I'm *almost* a pro. woot!

I'll be posting more about this in the future (lol, is that a prediction?!) %-P

I'm also seeking peeps who would like to sit for a reading with me. any question you want (as long as it's a you-question, I'm not gonna read George Clooney's cards for ya). got to practice! besides, it's fun to read for friends. free if you come to me, otherwise negotiable. let me know!

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Current Location: home sweet home
I'm feeling: excited PSYCHED!!!
I'm hearing: roy thode, live @ the saint

16 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
Comments
amaniellen From: amaniellen Date: October 21st, 2009 04:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Atta girl! I'm glad you took that leap. I can't wait to have a reading from you on Friday! xoxo
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: October 21st, 2009 07:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
totally, and thanks for the encouragement! friday is gonna be awesome!

damn, I need a tarot icon nao.
theassassinnox From: theassassinnox Date: October 21st, 2009 05:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Congrats! That is really awesome! I may ask to see if you see anything for me sometime at FC. I've never had a reading of any sort before, could be neat!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: October 21st, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm bringing both my new Magical Forest deck (which has animals as the people) and my Hello Tarot (although as HT is rare and OOP I'm more cautious with it than I once was, but it gives GREAT readings). would love to read for you! you get a free one!
mythos_amante From: mythos_amante Date: October 21st, 2009 10:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Congratulations, Miss M!!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: October 21st, 2009 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
thank you, so excited! and thanks for letting me read for you!
sabotlours From: sabotlours Date: October 21st, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
I guess the job was in the cards! ;o)
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: October 21st, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
true... although, we do determine our own future (that's why I was nervous!)
slinxxx From: slinxxx Date: October 21st, 2009 03:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's super awesome! Yay you! I'd love to come have a reading with you sometime. :)
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: October 21st, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks! I usually have a deck with me so hit me up sometime. ;-) I'm also doing a party at Polly's Sometime Gallery (in the Splandrette neighborhood) on fryday evening.
catwoman69y2k.insanejournal.com From: catwoman69y2k.insanejournal.com Date: October 21st, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Congrats, girlie!!!!!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: October 21st, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
thanks! I'm so excited!
bearfairie From: bearfairie Date: October 21st, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's so great! Congrats! I totally want a reading. Maybe we can find a time and I'll come up to oakland? Are you ever around on thursdays?
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: October 21st, 2009 08:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am around every thursday! would love to see you!!!
baracudaboy From: baracudaboy Date: October 23rd, 2009 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
Awesome! Thats sounds like some an coolio job!
I love getting a tarot card reading, for me they are always so enlightening and a wonderful experience.
crimsonmau From: crimsonmau Date: November 6th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
you go, girl!
16 smooches or Gimme Some Love!