Whether it's getting on a plane in the middle of a hurricane, drinking a noxious liquid otherwise known as "port" to be polite (actually it was delicious--they just don't know how to transport it to the UK so it doesn't taste like antifreeze) or teaching adolescents for 12 years before realising the life of a supply teacher was where it's at, I've just never been known to take the easy route.
|My watch says "2am" but my body knows it's not break time yet!!|
Today I am on a 24-hour odyssey on a Greyhound bus to get to Seattle from San Francisco. I'm halfway through, my butt is numb but I have enough Combos and iced tea (it's OK, I can cope!) to see me through the apocalypse so I'm pretty happy. Oh and I have wifi!! I could do this for a few days ;)
I also watched Venus rise as the morning star followed by a spectacular sunrise. At the moment I'm travelling through Salinas County, the very area my former GCSE English pupils used to think was a place John Steinbeck made up. The highway cuts through huge areas of conifers, mountains and rivers. I can almost see George and Lenny hiding in a brook or hear the clink of horseshoes near the bunkhouse.
I love road trips but living in London really does mean it is too expensive to have a car--even if I could get a place to park one. So between naps, I'm putting the finishing touches on my lecture for NORWAC, answering emails (great goddess where do they all come from?) and just enjoying scenery I don't get to enjoy in London: an upside down big dipper, tiny farmhouses in the middle of nowhere, a sunrise so vivid it looked like someone dabbed bright red lipstick on the top of the mountain ranges and of course, there's nothing like meeting real Americans in the middle of nowhere.
Oh I had Taco Bell's egg quesadillas with diablo sauce for breakfast!
I could have taken a plane to Seattle but that wouldn't have been as interesting! So when I arrive looking a little bleary-eyed, you'll know it's because I didn't want to miss a thing on my way to the conference.
Last shout out for my lecture tomorrow (I think tomorrow is Friday):
About the Astrologer
Alex Trenoweth was voted Best International Astrologer, 2015 for her dynamic presentation on her innovative and original research into Astrology and Education. Her book, "Growing Pains" is an exciting development in astrology as it combines classroom teaching experience, sound investigation and the potential to have a positive impact on struggling adolescents, parents, teachers and those who have been labelled "at risk". She writes the weekly and monthly horoscopes and other articles for the Cosmic Intelligence Agency, one of the largest astrological social media groups on the web and was also a speaker for the AstroSummit, a guest lecturer for the London School of Astrology and has spoken at several UK local astrology groups. Past international events include ISAR, State of the Art Astrology conference, the Kepler Conference, Congresso Internacional de Astrologia (Portugal), Kepler College, the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology, Astrology Restored in Cape Town, the International Academy of Astrology and NORWAC. Upcoming events include San Diego, Las Vegas, the San Francisco Astrology Society and the Scottish Astrological Association. Alex is also Vice Principal and Secretary General of International Affairs for the Krishnamurti Institute of Astrology and will will be taking up her residential post in India 2017. For queries, consultations or syndications, please contact Alex via www.alextrenoweth.com or leave a message in the comment section.
"Growing Pains" can be purchased in paperback or kindle format on Amazon or can be signed and posted directly to you by Alex.
About the New Book
There are two wolves fighting inside of me, the old story goes, one wolf is good and the other is evil. “But Grandfather,” asked the child, “Which one wins?” The Grandfather answered, “The wolf I feed.”
We might like to think that being good is a natural instinct. In fact, doing the right thing takes a conscious decision. Every day, we are met with temptation to get ahead at the expense of someone else, to get away with something we know is wrong or to cut corners if we think no one is watching.
Following on from her powerful book on astrology and Education, “Growing Pains”, Alex Trenoweth explores the benefits of using “the bad guy” of the solar system: Saturn. Often avoided and seldom understood, if we understand our own Saturn then we can help others to understand theirs. Using case studies of highly successful people contrasted with convicted serial killers, Trenoweth deftly demonstrates the dire consequences of feeding the wrong wolf.