Hopefully you all had a blessed Samhain/Halloween! Our’s was busy pretty much the entire week leading up to the day and even a little after. October is always one of my busiest months (same with April) as there is always so much I want to do. Sunday, I finally took all of our Halloween specific decor down, but of course the Fall theme remains in the house (until after the Thanksgiving/Indigenous Peoples Day). So we still have that warm, cozy feeling in the house that I love most about this time of year.
As most of us know, Samhain is also known as The Witch’s New Year. I don’t necessarily treat it in the same way as the typical New Year (Dec 31st), but rather as it is seen in terms of gardening “The Final Harvest.” However, I do use that time to think about what I hope to accomplish by the end of this current year and what I might plan to achieve for the following year. One thing I’ve already accomplished is traveling more and meeting my Goodreads goal of reading 13 books this year (I’m actually about to surpass it with two more; go me!)
I prefer simpler, realistic, and measurable goals vs the normal resolutions as I’ve learned through trail and error that they hardly ever work for me. My final goal for this year will be starting this week by trying to switch my workout schedule from evenings to mornings. In the Fall I get so tired after work that I just don’t have the energy or will to continue the drive to the gym, so I’m hoping forcing myself to go in the morning and rewarding myself by coming straight home from work will help. I also hope to update regularly on here and possibly redesign the blog.
In more witchy news: Velma Nightshade, the amazing creator of “Witches BrewHaHa” has re-emerged from her podcasting hiatus and put out a brand new episode *fan girls* You can find her on Podbean (and supposedly iTunes, but I couldn’t when I looked).
Another podcast I’d like to recommend (which I can’t remember if I already spoke about it) is called “The Fat Feminist Witch” which can be found on iTunes (and I think also Podbean) is wonderful. I can’t recommend her enough, especially for how she speaks about body positivity and image as well as depression and anxiety. She does a fantastic job, so I highly recommend checking her out to support Pagan podcasters.
So this turned out to be more of a quick update, but I will be having another library post soon as I am very close to finishing “Earth, Air, Fire, & Water” by Scott Cunningham. I want to also do a post about my tools and a new cleansing/dedicating ritual I came up with to share bits of my BOS. It is the holidays, so I can’t promise swift updates, but they will come eventually.