Who Is Raquel

My Story
In March 1991, I married my first husband. I had four children and spent the next 24 years, raising them as a stay at home mother. I lived an old fashioned life, from homeschooling to homesteading, and homemaking. I was also devoutly religious.

In 2015, after being married for 24 years, completely exhausted, emotionally crestfallen and weary in every way, I decided to change my life.

In September of 2015, I boarded a plane, placing all that I owned in two small suitcases. I had no prospects nor money, but I did have a beautiful sentiment. I was going to live my dreams of being an artist, author and leave my unfairly suited marriage. And so I did.

I left religion altogether in place of living the law of attraction {Abraham Hicks}, manifested my twin flame in two months, and we married in July 2016. I started selling my little originals {Mermaidlings & Little Women} art to make an income. I also wrote, illustrated, and self-published my first children's book.

In July of 2019, my middle son was brutally murdered. To encourage me with healing and the desire to leave a legacy for my son, I founded the Carter Settlement; a registered 501c3 non-profit organisation.

As of today, I'm happily living in my hometown with my beloved gardener, rabbits and chickens. I'm truly living my dreams as an author, illustrator and being a country farmer.

I'm most definitely" Following My Bliss!"

What's The Connection To Mermaids

"My mother took me to the beach, the way most mothers take their children to the park." ~ Raquel M. Carter

At the age of seventeen, I landed the job as a Mermaid, at the world-renowned sideshow attraction park, called "Weeki Wachee Springs" in Florida, and have continued to entertain folks for the last three decades. I have an underwater performance record of over 16,000 hours. 
My love for writing inspired this blogs conception in the year of 2006. However, due to various unfortunate events, in 2017, I lost eleven years of my blog. Quite devastated but unwavering, I began anew. This blog is the manifested outcome of that tenacity.

Presently I curate law of attraction {Abraham Hicks} kits/products and orate at small gatherings to inspire new paradigms and leading-edge thought. I also make videos on my popular Youtube channel, Mermaid Junkie TV, or you can listen, on my podcast, Mermaid Junkie Pod~Cast with Raquel Carter. 

I have degrees in Interior Design, Design Psychology, Historic Preservation, Aromatherapy, and Organization. I am certified in CPR, Lifeguard, and Scuba {PADI}.

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