Super Excited! Is it Saturday Yet???
Okay, this is going to be a quick blog about something that happened to me today….
It starts about two weeks ago. Erin and I were at church when another church member comes up to us and says, “Hey, are you the one who taught that class on paganism a couple months ago?”
I said yes. She told me about this retreat happening in western North Carolina that Normandi Ellis, author of Awakening Osiris, one of my all time favorite books, was putting on. I got so excited about it and told her I was in.
She said, “Great! It’s $150.”
Damn. That’s a lot of money. I told her I’d make it work and figure it out. If anything, I’d just take the money out of savings or work up a payment plan or something to make it work. I contacted Normandi Ellis to see about payment, and she said I could pay in installments. Then, my friend Amy offered to give me $50 to help me get there as a repayment/gift for everything I’ve helped her with over the last year or two.
That exact day, Yukon got sick. Then Bentley, Tori and Eli. And $2,000 later, I’m using the money I was given by Amy to help cover the costs of Eli’s now monthly or so medications that are going to run us $90 a month… I ended up telling our friend at church that I wasn’t going to be able to go.
And I felt completely crushed by that. I kept thinking, “I can make this work. I can find the money to make this work.” But with vet bills mounting, it wasn’t going to happen. And we’re saving up for our honeymoon… so it’s just… a lot right now. And I could use the $150 somewhere else.
I literally cried about it.
Today, Sally, the woman from church, messages me and says, “Would you still be interested in going if someone offered you a scholarship?”
Uhm… DUH? YES!
“Well, I’ve worked it out to give you a scholarship to go to the workshop.”
But I can’t ask you to do that… I didn’t ask you to do that…
“I understand, but this is something I’m feeling led to do. I feel like you need to be there. Your energy is going to really help enlighten all of us and the event.”
Oh my gosh… OH MY GOSH… I can’t believe this… Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
I’m going to Normandi Ellis’ workshop on Saturday…. I. Am. So. Freaking. STOKED!!! I can’t wait!!!!