(For the past 5 years I have used the same journal prompts in December for my personal blog Hurry Slowly. Inspired by the #Reverb10 prompts, I have kept the best and added a few of my own. Interestingly enough, I have 22 favorite prompts, and they match up nicely with the Major Arcana, so this year I’ve decided to call it #TrumpTheYear.)
THE HERMIT. Imagine you can write a letter and give it to your future self. What advice do you have?
It’s 2015 and I have to admit that I have no advice for my future self. Odd, as I currently get paid to give lots of advice all day long. Today I wrote an entire plan of action for a mother and her teenage daughter. And, I have aspirations to be a professional tarot reader. What’s that if not another job where you give advice to people?
The Hermit is your card! He’s all about advice! What is this? I’m not sure but I have to be honest. As I finish up this particular year, I am loathe to give my future self any words of wisdom. If I had to I’d say this:
You are fine. Really. So stop trying to ‘improve.’ It will happen along the way.
You can handle a lot more than you think. So stop worrying.
You will figure it out as you go with more grace than you can imagine. So stop drafting a plan for a situation that’s not defined and will change. The situation? Life.