My Experience Visiting A Psychic: How My Life Changed

My Experience Visiting A Psychic: How My Life Changed

Do you think she predicted that I would write this article?

This summer, I checked a box off my bucket list and visited a psychic. It seemed as good a day as any to get my fortune told so, armed with skepticism, my friend, and a slight nervousness, I entered the slim building in downtown D.C.

In front of us was not a room, but instead a narrow set of stairs leading up to another door. I climbed the stairs, clutching my friends hand, and rang the buzzer. A shaft of sunlight peeked into the building through the entrance behind us and part of me wanted to run down the stairs and back outside. But the door creaked open, and a quite average-seeming woman stood in front of me. She nodded, as if she already knew what I wanted.

To be fair though, there’s really only one reason you’d enter a psychic’s office, so that’s not as mysterious as it sounds.

The room she led us into looked like an ordinary living room. Couch, rug, crib in the corner, hallways presumably leading into other rooms. It reeked of cigarette smoke, and she let loose a cough that rattled her chest.

“So, what would you like?” she asked.

I glanced at the price list and chose the cheapest option, which was $10. “A palm reading, please.”

She looked at me expectedly, so I held my hand out in front of her. The psychic glanced at my palm for a split second and immediately started rattling fortunes off, as if she was reading from a grocery list. Her voice was irritated and bored, which did little to pump me up for my super ~~spiritual~~ experience.

“You’re a nice person, kind heart. Very honest. You’re a good person. Healthy.”

On and on it went, with her spouting generic compliments that meant very little. I don’t know if she thought she was telling me what I wanted to hear, but I would have much rather her given me some juicy gossip about my inner psyche. After she had buttered me up, she told me I was going to travel at the end of the year, which is about the most generic fortune you can tell somebody. To be honest, I could have gotten a more personal reading from fortune cookie.

The entire time, I was looking at my friend trying not to laugh, because of a) how unconvincing this woman was and b) the fact that I always have the urge to laugh at the most terrible timing.

Then, to top it off, for my love line, the psychic gave me the initials of my friend’s boyfriend. I don’t know if she was reading the wrong hand, or getting brain vibes from my friend that interfered with the palm reading signal, but I almost lost it.

Or maybe I’ll have a fling with John McCain!

When the psychic’s reading was complete, I paid my $10. Unfortunately for me, the woman kept her money in her bra, so I got to see her pull a wad of cash from under her shirt to give me my change! After my experience, I was a completely renewed person, as I now knew the secrets of the universe. So, to celebrate, we got the hell out of that place and bought ice cream.

Overall, I was less than impressed with the psychic’s impersonal and unenthusiastic reading. But who knows? Maybe she was just saving her abilities for a higher paying customer.

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I'm The Girl Without A 'Friend Group'

And here's why I'm OK with it


Little things remind me all the time.

For example, I'll be sitting in the lounge with the people on my floor, just talking about how everyone's days went. Someone will turn to someone else and ask something along the lines of, "When are we going to so-and-so's place tonight?" Sometimes it'll even be, "Are you ready to go to so-and-so's place now? Okay, we'll see you later, Taylor!"

It's little things like that, little things that remind me I don't have a "friend group." And it's been like that forever. I don't have the same people to keep me company 24 hours of the day, the same people to do absolutely everything with, and the same people to cling to like glue. I don't have a whole cast of characters to entertain me and care for me and support me. Sometimes, especially when it feels obvious to me, not having a "friend group" makes me feel like a waste of space. If I don't have more friends than I can count, what's the point in trying to make friends at all?

I can tell you that there is a point. As a matter of fact, just because I don't have a close-knit clique doesn't mean I don't have any friends. The friends I have come from all different walks of life, some are from my town back home and some are from across the country. I've known some of my friends for years, and others I've only known for a few months. It doesn't really matter where they come from, though. What matters is that the friends I have all entertain me, care for me, and support me. Just because I'm not in that "friend group" with all of them together doesn't mean that we can't be friends to each other.

Still, I hate avoiding sticking myself in a box, and I'm not afraid to seek out friendships. I've noticed that a lot of the people I see who consider themselves to be in a "friend group" don't really venture outside the pack very often. I've never had a pack to venture outside of, so I don't mind reaching out to new people whenever.

I'm not going to lie, when I hear people talking about all the fun they're going to have with their "friend group" over the weekend, part of me wishes I could be included in something like that. I do sometimes want to have the personality type that allows me to mesh perfectly into a clique. I couldn't tell you what it is about me, but there is some part of me that just happens to function better one-on-one with people.

I hated it all my life up until very recently, and that's because I've finally learned that not having a "friend group" is never going to be the same as not having friends.

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This is it early 2000's babies, a compilation finally made for you. This list is loaded with things that will make you swoon with nostalgia.

1. Not being accepted by the late 90's kids.


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You could never read this book past 8 o'clock at night out of fear that your beloved pet rabbit would come after you.

4. Silly bands.

You vividly remember begging your parents to buy you $10 worth of cheap rubber bands that vaguely resembles the shape of an everyday object.

5. Parachutes.

The joy and excitement that washed over you whenever you saw the gym teacher pull out the huge rainbow parachute. The adrenaline that pumped through your veins whenever your gym teacher tells you the pull the chute under you and sit to make a huge "fort".

6. Putty Erasers

You always bought one whenever there was a school store.

7. iPod shuffle.

The smallest, least technological iPpd apple has made, made you the coolest kid at the bus stop.

8. "Education Connection"

You knew EVERY wood to the "Education Connection" commercials. Every. Single.Word.

9. " The Naked Brothers Band"

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10. Dance Dance Revolution

This one video game caused so many sibling, friend, and parent rivalries. This is also where you learned all of your super sick dance moves.

11. Tamagotchi

Going to school with fear of your Tamagotchi dying while you were away was your biggest worry.

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You, or somebody you know most likely broke or jammed their finger on one of these bad boys, but it was worth it.

13. Scholastic book fairs

Begging your parents for money to buy a new book, and then actually spending it on pens, pencils, erasers, and posters.


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