You know that new hobby that's been on your to-do list for years, but you've never gotten around to learning? That was tarot for me.
I've been intrigued by all things spiritual for as long as I can remember, and I became interested in tarot specifically after having a really life-changing angel card reading in 2014. I even went so far in the following year as to buy myself a tarot deck and some accompanying books.
At the time, I was working two jobs and barely had time to eat dinner most nights. Every time I opened one of my books, I would become overwhelmed at the amount I had to learn in a very limited amount of time. Back on the shelf went the books, and my deck sat in its original box, collecting dust on my nightstand.
In March 2020, the pandemic forced me to work from home and follow a typical 9-5 schedule for the first time in years. My part-time job at a fitness studio shut down, freeing up my weekends. With no ability to have a social life, I suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands. About a month into quarantine, I decided to seize the opportunity and enrolled in a self-paced online tarot course.
I purchased the course on a rainy Sunday and immediately started watching the lessons. I was hooked and spent hours going through them the first day. Something just clicked. In the following weeks and months, I enrolled in some more advanced courses and purchased new decks. By the beginning of the summer, I felt sure that I wanted to share this hobby with others once I was more experienced.
That fall, I began reading for other people and started the legwork on bringing Anchors Aweigh Tarot to life. I officially launched the business in January and haven't looked back.
I like to say that learning tarot was one of the few really positive things to happen to me during the pandemic. Although the last year has been very difficult in a lot of ways, I'm grateful that it gave me the free time to really dive in and practice my craft. I am excited to see where this journey takes me, and I look forward to continuing to learn.
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