Friday, November 13, 2015

#Write30 Challenge (Day Twenty-One): My horoscope and if I think it fits me

I'm not big on the horoscopes. I don't put too much stock in astrology, and I was raised to basically act like it doesn't exist.

After thirty-three years of life though, I can finally look at one and not get the shakes and hear my mom's voice in the back of my head yelling that it's evil.


I'm a Scorpio, I don't know if that makes me compatible with any of you guys, but if it does, hit me up, we'll do Scorpio stuff together and wage a war on Libras, because Libra sounds like liberal and we don't like liberals.

Side not, this is when I was a Scorpio Scorpion, there's some irony there, I can appreciate that. 
That said, I'm playing along with this prompt if for no other reason than to complete my thirty days and get this challenge over with.

You should feel emotionally stable today, but you may feel a bit unsure of yourself when it comes to data. Someone is challenging your way of thinking and demanding that you take a step farther out on the fragile limb. You're happy on the part of the branch that's much thicker and more stable. Feel free to stay there if you don't feel comfortable taking a chance now.

So there you have it, there's my horoscope for today. So does it fit me? Let's break it down.

I should feel emotionally stable today — Well, I think I feel pretty stable most days, thanks to an antidepressant and a healthy mental exercise where I stand in front of a mirror and say, "I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."


I feel unsure about data — Not true. I love Data. Data was one of my favorite characters on Star Trek.


Someone is challenging...step farther out on the fragile limb — I don't feel like a lot of folks challenge the way I think, but if you do, I wish you'd say something. I have a particular person in my life right now who is trying to make me miserable, but I'm just gonna SHAKE IT OFF, SHAKE IT OFF, OOOOOOO OOOO OHHHH!

You're happy on the part of the branch that's thicker — Uh...duh. I weigh 325 pounds. If I get out on a branch, it's gonna be a thick one. More supportive. Speaking of, I'm going to try to go deer hunting this next week, and we're going to see if I can't climb a tree. I'll let you know. Or not, depending on if the branch snaps.

Feel free to stay there if you don't feel comfortable taking a chance now — Thank you, horoscope. Thank you for giving me permission TO LIVE MY OWN EFFING LIFE. I think I will stay where I'm at, because it feels good. This branch is thick, it's leafy and deciduous*, it has a coffee pot and good books, and I can bring my Xbox up here and plug it in to the built in television with wi-fi. So yeah, thanks horoscope.com, but I'm good.

*literally the only word I know in relation to trees, I think it means leafy.