Hooray for cleaning my house! Imbolc for me is all about preparing for the coming spring, and part of that involves getting rid of crap I don’t need, fixing crap that’s broken, cleaning everything else, and making sure that nothing in the fridge is rotting. Woo! Look for a couple of new videos on my YouTube channel (including a giveaway), as well.
Not much to report otherwise. My goal this year was to make time for myself and my individual Craft studies alongside of school. I’m making an effort to journal every day, read non-school books, and make time for solitary ritual. I have to remind myself that I’m an infinitely happier person when I do these things, but it’s still difficult. I think this is something that a lot of people struggle with, particularly when they’re new to witchcraft. Over the years, I’ve figured out that for me the key really is working to live mindfully and make each act magical in and of itself. There will never be a point where “life settles down” and suddenly there’s time to be Wiccan. Most people don’t speak so explicitly, but that seems to be the implication when folks say things like, “I don’t have time to practice.” What does that even mean? Like we’re talking about committing to a sports team or something. Wicca is about all of that other life stuff, too. It’s about cleaning your house, taking care of your family, choosing what to eat, who you have relationships with, and making career decisions. It encompasses everything. Of course it doesn’t tell you exactly how to do any of those things, but practicing Wicca fundamentally affects who you are, and thus every other decision you make. At least, that’s been my experience. I realize it isn’t like that for some people.
Anyway, I should be telling myself this. I’m going to go finish my laundry and go to the grocery store now.