“The Way of the Pussy ala Reservoir Dogs” (photo)
A little bit about me… Hi, I’m Amy. Midwestern American, 40-something, recently divorced woman, and human side kick to 2 cats, Faline Dion & Charlie and 2 dogs, Ramona & Lou. I’m one of those unabashedly healthy athletic people who drive other people crazy with that stuff. At one time I was a yoga teacher & I’m working to find a way to turn my love for movement into a professional endeavor. I am a human in progress.
Music, books, literature, and film have all been a big part of my life. I was an English major, and have a life long history/love story with music. Also, I went to film school. Right now, I run a business that has nothing to do with any of those things, but I get to help people everyday in a way that I think can make a difference.
I’m also a big fan of gardens, avocados, burning candles, sunrises, sunsets and the moon and the stars and most of life here on this planet called Earth. Most days.
Why am I addressing you as a Traveller? Because dear friend, we are all Travellers in this life. We journey inward and outward together and apart. I like to think of the whole of humanity as a large tapestry and each of us is a thread of that whole. Through out our lives, we intersect, run parallel and overlap each other. When we work together, we make beautiful intricate designs. No two threads the same, some never to meet at all. All of us in motion and traveling somewhere.
A little bit about the title… It’s not a vagina. It’s not porn. This blog is named in honor of my wayward guest cat, Mopsy. She is one of my most favorite souls I’ve ever met here on Earth. She was a resourceful survivor who deftly navigated this world with a sort of resilience I’d never encountered prior to meeting her. Plus, she made me, a dog person, love a cat, which was something I never believed would be possible. This page is where I honor her memory by exploring the things that make us the most uncomfortable because that is usually where big growth happens…being brave. That’s what I feel she was teaching me: BE BRAVE
A little about the music… Please see the page titled, “The Score” under this same tab. It is my sincerest hope that you will listen to the song in each post that I have linked from YouTube as you read. I know it’s not ideal, so you may need two devices. Most humans seem to have three, so I’m pretty sure that’s doable. I suggest viewing on a lap top or IPad and listening to the link on the phone or vice verse.
A little bit about the Pussy…Mopsy showed up first at my neighbors in early summer last year (2016). She started saying hello to me in early fall, and then kept trying to come inside during the winter. When our interaction began, I had no real experience with cats. The cat we had when I was a child wasn’t mine, and well, I was a kid. What began as an act of compassion has turned into regular daily visits. The owner was aware their cat was traveling about the neighborhood. And I want to be clear here: This blog is not about judgement against the owners for putting their cat outside. I’m sure I will say it several times, but I am grateful for that decision because I would never have met her otherwise. Also, until Mopsy, I was not aware of the raging debate between indoor/outdoor cat lifestyle choices, so we’re not arguing about that here either. As of 2018, Mopsy left thru a series of events that are detailed in older posts.
A little bit about the purpose… Currently this is the fourth iteration of this blog. My current modus operandi is every day I write for one hour, I do very minimal editing and then I publish. As raw as I can write it. I feel like much of human communication is largely lacking in real depth or honesty, we always edit and filter life. Life doesn’t need a filter. Life can be really uncomfortable and I don’t think we should hide that, I think we should use it as a tool to create change. No matter how hard it is. I plan to talk about all the things including movement and healthy stuff. My hope and deepest intention is to create a small pocket in the internet and fill it with provocative mindfulness and joy where I can find it. Lastly, I believe we really learn what it means to be human in the presence of dogs/cats/creatures and each other. And everyone has a story to tell, and something we can learn by listening.
A little bit about contacting me… I am not on Facebook or Twitter in any capacity. I like to limit my interaction with social media. I am on Instagram, because I love photography, not selfies really but the photography. I also have an email account. Let me add this one disclaimer: I have a very strict DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS POLICY. Constructive conversations are well, constructive, which would be the opposite of tearing something down. I’m always willing to engage with people who are of different view points but not if you are brandishing words like a weapon.
Instagram~ viva_la_mopsy Email~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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