The last couple of years I didn’t even consider doing new year’s resolutions, because, like most people, I couldn’t keep them. I figured, if I can’t keep them, then I shouldn’t even bother thinking about them. However, thanks to the Week 1 prompt, I had to. For a few days I thought and came up with a great big list of resolutions, which I eventually realized had turned into a bucket list. So, I started again, and came out with a much shorter list. And then I had to go through, cross things out, add some new stuff….and then I had to figure out what was too personal, and what could go in the post. This is the end result:
- Work more with my tarot cards
- Change my diet
- Start a book of shadows
Honestly, I still had a lot even after I figured out what couldn’t go on here, and I decided it would be best to keep this short-ish.
Tarot cards. I bought my first deck seven years ago. It’s the Mystic Dreamer deck, and I bought it because it was pretty, mainly. As with most things that are bought with only prettiness in mind, they say around in their pouch, lazing about and growing fat. I only picked them up a couple times a month, fooled around, and then put them back down because I was a) unsure of myself; b) lazy, and; c) afraid that they wouldn’t work. Recently, I picked up a new deck, the Night Sun, and, it’s amazing and perfect for me. I’m going to buckle down and actually learn with this one.
Change my diet. This one started out as ‘lose weight’. I changed it when I remembered that losing weight means nothing if you’re unhealthy. One thing I have really learned is that I feel my best and most in touch with my inner woo-ness after I’ve been eating healthfully for a few days. Why not just eat like that all the time then? It will be better for me in the long run, after all.
Book of Shadows. I’m aware that this is a Wiccan term, and I do not consider myself Wiccan, but honestly, I don’t have a better name for it yet. Book of Cunning doesn’t sound right and if I called it The Book then no one would know what the heck I’m talking about, so, Book of Shadows it is, despite how silly I think it sounds.
ANYWAY. Book of Shadows. It irritates me, having to hunt through two shelves of books and twelve different files on my computer for the information I want on any given day, so, this seems like a good thing to start making. Having all of the correspondences I need in one place would be incredibly convenient. It would also give me a place to store all of the recipes I’ve gathered over the last few months through my adventures in Kitchen Witchery. I’m not entirely sure where I should start though. There are literally hundreds of pages on the topic, but few of them seem…credible? Yes, I think that’s the word I want. Any help you lovely people can offer would be appreciated.
That’s everything, guys. I hope you all have a great week, and I look forward to reading all of your posts for Week 1!