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May Goals: A Write of Passage

Angus Eye Tea: Anxiety, Depression, And Other Cheerful Topics

Release Date: 05/07/2021

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Angus Eye Tea: Anxiety, Depression, And Other Cheerful Topics

Hey, Heifer! Today, I’m going to tell you how my May went, talk a bit about June, but overall I’m going to casually mention that I’m, um, taking a break from Angus Eye Tea until August :). You know me, so good at taking breaks. Letting go of that perfectionist tendency ha ha ha. Seriously though, I’m excited to rest and come back better than ever! I’ll be active on my Patreon at where you can hop in for $2! Until then, have a lovely Gemini season and best of luck with that Mercury in retrograde crap. Moo, Elaine TIMESTAMPS 2:27 May - I learned what I want to do and it sent me into a...

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Want additional content including a secret blog and videos? Check out my Patreon at !  Hey, Heifer! Once upon a time, I was a Girl Scout. As such, it was my duty to sell Girl Scout cookies. Selling did not come naturally to me yet every year I would drag my dad with me around the neighborhood trying to sell enough cookies to win whatever prize the head organization was offering. Later, I wrote a personal essay about the experience and today I am doing a dramatic reading of it! If you want to read the piece as well as see exclusive Brownie Elaine photos, head over to my Patreon. Enjoy!...

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Hey, Heifer! New month, new goals! I genuinely had no idea May had started. I think I've been living in a perpetual March. Sigh. This month's goals focus a lot on my art. I feel like I'm turning everything into a chore these days so I want to make sure I keep my cReAtIvE sPiRiT alive. And then, of course, I have a car related goal. Are we surprised?

My April wasn't great but also every month has its ups and downs. I hope your May is looking bright and beautiful! We can dooooo this, Heifers!

Moo,

Elaine

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00:00 I start the episode off by singing a not Dolly Parton song not called Silver and Gold. Ahem.

1:06 Welcome to the monthly goals series! 

2:21 How did April go? Check your nearest drain.

 6:40 April Goal 1: Do my taxes

7:58 April Goal 2: Earn money lol

14:50 April Goal 3: Go on three nature outings

16:37 Onward to May!

17:44 May Goal 1: Start The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron

21:24 May Goal 2: Write every day

23:57 May Goal 3: Give my 14 year-old car its first car wash lolololol

27:30 Let’s put out some good vibes for May! (she said in desperation).

29:47 A snazzy outro! Thanks for listening! Lovies to my Patrons: KT & Oti, Vanessa, Rachel, Laura, and Taylor! <3

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