A client wrote an email and said that I was “famous”, to which I replied with a smiley, “Famous? That’s news to me.” She said, “Well, you have a public presence, published and publishing…yada, yada. Maybe you have a different criteria for famous.”
I love my clients. They are quirky and delightful. I’ve read for thousands of people over the years but am able to remember a particular quality of every one when we reconnect. Whatever level of “fame” I might experience, I am no more or less quirky and delightful as anyone else.
Fame is an interesting concept. My client sees fame as being a published writer — while I look at writing as something I do, just like my mechanic fixes my car or my friend bakes bread. I’m a writer, as well as use my intuition in Tarot and consulting work (spellcheck changed that to “consolating”, also appropriate)
It’s tough to be a writer/Tarot reader without having some type of presence in the world. Sure, there are many off-grid, word-of-mouth readers but since this is my only job, it takes a certain amount of publicity to keep it fresh and profitable. I have a big public presence — gregarious, loud, funny — but I’m also a reclusive writer most of the time, eating chocolate and talking to my cat. (I eat better chocolate these days so yes, perhaps I have reached a level of fame.)
The point is: do what do you. Fame or no fame. Be quirky, delightful and use those wings.