Whatever You Do, Keep Your South Node with You

Wednesday Journal Entry, Week 22

Karina Lafayette – November 23rd 2022

“Chasing dreams is fine but don’t forget your family,” one of my relatives wrote in a comment below one of my posts.

I brushed it off, assuming that she was only saying that to try and hold me back, or to make me feel guilty about moving to Toronto. Now that I think about it, she was right. However, having spent so many years being the “good girl” who would cater to other people, I didn’t want to feel limited by anything. I needed complete freedom, even if it came at the expense of my loved ones and relationships. Growing up, I was always expected to be responsible for others. I watched as women in my family spent their lives dedicated to service and knew that wasn’t for me.

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“Studio $1400/Month, No Pets, No Guests, No Kitchen”: The Absurdity of Toronto Housing

Karina Lafayette – November 20th 2022

I walked into the tiny studio for rent, in shock at what this couple thought was a great option for real estate. It was no bigger than a bedroom and had a bed, with a hot plate for a stove, a toaster oven, but hey, at least the fridge was decent. And there was a bathroom. All for the bargain of $1400. Been there, done that.

And quite literally. Before my current apartment, I spent a few months in a studio, but at least it was twice the size and resembled a mini loft. This however, this was a joke. Just like the housing market has become a joke. I didn’t have to think twice about saying “no” and sighed. At this point, it’s hardly breadcrumbs, it’s actual trash.

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Reading Services on Hold Till Further Notice

If you’ve ordered a reading from me, you can expect it shortly. However, if you were planning on getting a reading from me and haven’t already, my bookings will be closed till early 2023. At the moment my priority is to focus on writing and my current job, so I won’t have the time to take on new clients. I’m grateful for your support and hope you understand.

In the meantime, if you want to learn how to read your natal chart, please order my workbook Learning the Stars, which can be found here, as well as several other books I’ve self-published.

Much love,

Karina

Girl, DON’T Humble Yourself

Wednesday Journal Entry, Week 21

Karina Lafayette – September 28th 2022

Photo by Kevin Laminto on Unsplash

Humble, by definition means, “having a modest or low estimate of one’s own importance”.

Sadly, many of us are guilty for twisting the meaning of that word in order for it to measure up to our own personal biases. 

Typically, the only time we hear someone tell another person to be humble, is when said person happens to be a woman of extreme confidence, or who at least, appears that way.

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You’re not an Old Soul, You’re Just Traumatized

Karina Lafayette – September 25th 2022

Photo by R.D. Smith

When I first started getting into spirituality, I identified strongly with the idea of being an old soul. Ever since I was a kid, people praised me for my strength and maturity, not realizing that I was just a child- I wasn’t supposed to be strong or mature. Teachers often spoke highly of me for being quiet in class, doing all my assignments and helping others. And yes, I was a teacher’s pet. Whenever I’d be at my grandmother’s, I would offer to help her with the chores and would be doing dishes and wiping down her fridge even though she insisted that she could do it.

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Karina

You Don’t Know Me: On Being a Virgo

Wednesday Journal Entry, Week 19

Karina Lafayette – September 6th 2022

Photo by Katelyn Greer

As a child, I was often given the impression that my purpose in life is to serve other people. Apparently, I’m not supposed to want anything. I’m not allowed to have needs or desires. My job is to exist so others can be happy. As an adult, I’m grateful to have finally realized that that is a lie, and my purpose is so much deeper. But before explaining why, a little backstory.

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Karina xo

(Correct link) Not All Fun and Games: Working at the CNE

Wednesday Journal Entry, Week 18

Karina Lafayette – August 24th 2022

Every year for eighteen days, Torontonians flock to the CNE to play games, go on rides, eat cotton candy, get caricatures done, and win cool prizes. While there, people in attendance get to laugh, have fun, and forget their worries for at least a few hours, but for the staff, it’s anything but.

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