AWC On Hiatus

Hello Everyone!

AWC is going on hiatus for a bit and this is intended on my part. My YouTube channel, Sassy Scorpion Tarot, as well as my subsequent business, is now entering the second phase for development. I am thrilled and pleased beyond measure. As we enter the holidays, I want to be able to take some leisure time while comfortably working through this transition. [Some of you have asked me how I work through my stress: yoga, cardio, lavender oil (see below), and frequent masturbation. Got your attention there, didn’t I? 🤣🤣🤣 I actually do have a poem titled, “Batteries,” and I may well share it in the new year! Ha! For those of you who are new to AWC, I write erotic and non-erotic short stories and poems, I also deign to have a sense of humor. If you’d like to check out some of my work, click here.]

I never really did “spa days” but I did attend a local Austin spa, Zen Mind, for their infrared sauna (ohh my gawd) and just sweat out my stress while inhaling copious amounts of lavender scent. If you’re into saunas, try infrared if possible. It’s something else.

SASSY SCORPION TAROT

In regards to the channel, the plan is to increase video production, requiring an all new schedule for both filming and releasing. I am also altering the method in which I take on clients for private readings. All good things as I strengthen the future of my channel and business. For those of you who support me on YouTube, thank you. For those of you found me on YouTube and now support me here on WordPress, thank you.

My tentative plan is to resume posting sometime in January. My priority is to get my new filming schedule settled and that will require my focus. I want the transition to be as smooth as possible while honoring my goal to take more time off, especially as I am expanding my channel over the holiday weeks. It just makes sense to suspend AWC during this transitional period.

As I’ve addressed elsewhere, I am not a full-time blogger, a part-time blogger, or even a quarter-time blogger, I do not earn an income from AWC, but that doesn’t mean what I do here is any less important to me. I will continue to check in and like/comment on the works of my peers. I will continue to gather content for future WLWs.

At some point, I recall sharing that I had intended to launch Sassy Scorpion Tarot’s website in November. After giving that much due consideration (because I really wanted to launch SST’s professional website) I decided to hold off on that as increasing my presence on YouTube takes precedence over creating and maintaining another website. I thrive under multiple obligations but an additional website would not be advantageous at this time. My focus needs to remain on the growth of my channel. I will readdress the launching of SST’s website at a later date. While I will be the content driver, I will, in all probability, hire a website manager. People seem to think I have a whole team for my YouTube channel…I don’t, that’s all me baby 😉. I do the work of three people so in a way, I am my own team 😂. The good news is that when I f*ck up, I know who to blame 🤣.

PUBLISHING GOALS

By January I ought to know if I am going to put forth renewed effort in the publication arena. Given COVID and the industry, I concluded 2020 was not the year to submit but I would like to take the publication temperature (as it were) around February 2021 in which case I will be happy to update everyone on the current situation, or least as I am personally experiencing it. I’m still feeling that sulky little sting from last spring for one of my poems that got so damn close to publication. In case I didn’t b*tch enough about that: I received the initial heads-up that my selection was being moved forward and BOOM! Withdrawn. Thanks, #COVID. A new year means new efforts. I’m looking forward to it!

RANDOM NONSENSE & MUSIC

I miss my random content (posts that had nothing to do with writing or poetry). As I’ll be signing off for a bit, I wanted to share this moment with you.

I think there exists, in every city and town, that intersection you personally know to avoid during the peak hours of the day. For me that intersection is called William Cannon and Brodie. I don’t go anywhere near WC/B between 2-4pm on a regular day, nevermind on the weekend, nevermind a weekend preceding Christmas. Somehow yours truly met exactly all those conditions on the weekend after Thanksgiving (with a Christmas tree strapped to the roof of my Kia Soul, no less). I sighed heavily understanding I, and my tree, weren’t getting home anytime soon. However, my attention was quickly drawn to the overhead clouds. A 2-day rain had just ended here in Austin and the winds had picked up, rapidly pushing away the leftover clouds. Sun and shadow shifted quickly over my windshield and then the best song just blared out over the radio, U2’s “New Year’s Day.” A great song to what was an unexpected, spellbinding visual.

In reality, New Year’s Day is often another day for me. Not this year. Exiting 2020, I am thankful I can look back and see myself reflected in the year instead of being lost to it, as was my original outlook. Going into 2021, I feel the promise of something greater and dare to dream once more.

On that note,
I will be with you again

Lyrics (provided by Genius) “New Year’s Day,” by U2. Album: War

[Intro]
Yeah…

[Verse 1]
All is quiet on New Year’s Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day

[Chorus]
I will be with you again
I will be with you again

[Verse 2]
Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspaper says, says
Say it’s true, it’s true…
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one

[Chorus 2]
I, I will begin again
I, I will begin again

[Instrumental Interlude]

[Bridge]
Oh
Maybe the time is right
Oh, maybe tonight

[Chorus]
I will be with you again
I will be with you again

[Verse 3]
And so we’re told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you
Be with you night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day

Thank You,
Happy Holidays,
Stay Safe,

Christina Schmidt, MA
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