Well. It’s happened! I finally have my parakeets! My sister, best friend, and I woke up bright and early to venture over to the pet store. I picked out two males: a turquoise and a white. They’re beautiful, spunky, and full of personality. Petrie, the turquoise one, is more assertive and I think he wants to fight me, but he’s actually quite cute. Budgie, the white one is a little shy, but he is SO sweet. I hope they like their new home. I think they’re still getting used to the environment, but Petrie has felt comfortable enough to preen and to eat some of the apple I gave them, so I think we’re off to a pretty good start!
These last three images are pictures that my friend, Kathleen Farmer, took. The metal cage at the bottom has since been removed since it was hard for the parakeets to walk.
Adopting parakeets hasn’t been my only adventure this week! Yesterday, my sister and I drove up to Denison to visit our friend, Terri. Terri is a Reiki Master and she invited us to one of her Healing Circles that she leads. I haven’t had much experience with meditation, Reiki, or any of the spiritual arts, and my sister and I were both eager and curious to try something new.
The session was beautiful. I even ran into a few of my friends there, James and Claudette Peercy! The circle is designed to heal your body and your mind and your spirit. I wasn’t sure what to expect going in, or what I thought I would get out of it, so I simply went in with an open mind and tried my best to let my spirit guide me.
I’ve told you all about my struggles with anxiety and mild obsessive compulsive disorder. What I haven’t really shared with you are my self-doubt and self-esteem struggles. Mostly because this is a professional blog and, to be honest, I am very confident in myself as a writer and as a professional. I’ve never struggled to feel confident as a student or in my job. But as far as my personal life goes? My sense of self-worth is very low.
I don’t really want to go too far into it, but basically, through this healing circle, I realized that my brain chemistry is not who I am. It was a wonderful experience and I just love spending time with my friend, Terri. She is truly the most magical person I know.
You can keep up with her on her blog here: http://www.healingtouchreiki7.com/blog
In other news, I think i’ve finally settled on a design for the new Cemetery Tours covers! I’m really excited to share them with y’all! I’ll probably do that sometime this week as well!
For now, I’m going to go play with my birds and work on a new short story. Later, gators!
That’s quite the experience and revelation from the meditation, I never could succeed with meditation, but clearly I need to start learning more 🙂 cute new friends 🙂
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I am so excited for your new friends and their new home! I know they’ll be happy there
You’re the coolest person I know! Terri rocks too and does amazing work. I admire both of you so much.
Can’t wait for more stories and bird pics 🙂
Budgie sounds like my kind of parakeet 😀