Sunday, March 22nd 2020

O.W.L.s Magical Readathon 2020 TBR

Wizarding Career: Seer
O.W.L.s: Ancient Runes, Astronomy, and Divination
Merpeople Linguistics: Herbology

Ancient Runes: Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Astronomy: The Diviners by Libba Bray
Divination: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
Herbology: My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Saturday, March 21st 2020

Strength

My card pull for the year 2020 was the Strength card and I am starting to understand why. The amount of anxiety and stress I have been dealing with this year is the most I have in my life so far I think. Not only have I been dealing with the stress around my most recent diagnosis and health, but also the stress of trying to buy my first home. And now, COVID-19.

For someone who is already a homebody and an introvert, having a lock-in isn’t such a big deal for the most part. It does, however, make me realize just how many errands I run, even if I don’t really interact with many people. It’s not easy right now to just run to the store to grab cookies, or pop into the library to grab a book on hold.

This virus has completely changed everyone’s way of life and day-to-day. I am now working from home every day. My weekly therapy sessions are now done online through a teleconferencing service. All of my work meetings are through WebEx or Zoom. All of the events I was hosting, including an Ostara ritual, were canceled.

When I have not been working I have been trying to focus on self-care snd also being somewhat creative. I have been playing some games online with friends while using Skype to hang out. Stardew Valley is our game of choice. The new Animal Crossing game arrived yesterday. I have been participating in creative lock-ins hosted by Leena Norms using the Pomodoro Technique to get some writing done. I have been using it to write in my journal, write some blog posts and get some poetry writing done. So if anything, I think self-isolation will be the perfect time to try and revive my blog.

Sunday, February 23rd 2020

New Beginnings

Starting over. There are so many aspects of my life that I am trying to start over this year. Many endings, and many beginnings. At this point, I am not sure what that means for this website/blog. I go back and forth on whether or not I should keep renewing this site and making blog posts. At this point, I am not ready to let it go, but I think some brainstorming is in order for what to do with it next.

Friday, January 3rd 2020

Letting go

2020 is going to be my year of letting go. I am going to let go of the things that no longer serve me. I am going to let go of toxic relationships. I am going to let go of things out of my control. I am going to let go of my need to control. I am going to let go. I am letting go.

Sunday, December 1st 2019

My Pagan Path

Today I took part in a service at my Unitarian Universalist Fellowship titled “The Unexpected Journey into Paganism.”

My journey wasn’t really that unexpected. My parents decided that the children they had could pave their own path. I wasn’t baptized and I did not regularly attend any church. Religion was not forced upon me. While I don’t think either of them had Paganism or Witchcraft in mind at the time of my birth, here I am!

It was in high school where I met my platonic life partner, who was exploring Wicca at the time, that I felt a real connection to something. I enjoyed getting in touch with nature, respecting and honoring nature. I felt a strong connection to the moon and the goddess. While Wicca is not what I personally practice, it was my introduction to Paganism.

If someone asks me about my faith, I typically state that I am Pagan or a Witch. If they want to dig deeper, I explain that I consider myself eclectic but that I lean heavily into Traditional Witchcraft. I am not big on ceremonial magick, other than during the Sabbats and even then the rituals I have led are fairly laid back. I don’t follow Wiccan initiations, structures, rites or the guidelines for ritual. I go with my gut. I go with my intuition. I go with what feels right.

I am a solitary practitioner and I focus on self-care, home, and my own created traditions. I focus heavily on the changing seasons, the phases of the moon and the flora and fauna of where I live.

Paganism is my path. Traditional Witchcraft is what I practice.

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