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Surviving the Holidays (as an introvert)

My holiday decor, filters courtesy of Pixlr The holidays have always been kind of bittersweet for me. As a child they're great, because you get to celebrate with family and open gifts and have lots of food, but there are downsides there too - such as seeing relatives you can't stand, watching your cousins open up bigger and better gifts that anything you received, and your mom forcing you to eat grandma's nasty green bean casserole. That was my experience growing up celebrating Christmas. It was the only night of the year (save for Easter) that I had to go to church and once I had reached thirteen or so, I no longer wanted to and was never made to again. But even as a child, the bustling noise of the holidays and the influx of people EVERYWHERE was always very jarring to me. I was always relieved after family gatherings to climb into the quiet car or close the door on a quiet house, and just breathe. But I'm an introvert and so that's a given. The holida

2016: A Rotten Year in Review

In January of 2016, I was facing eviction. So it didn't start out well - tensions were high between my partner and his father - they were always screaming at each other. We were both jobless and struggling to make ends meet at that time. Oh yeah. Bowie died that month. Let's not forget that. In February, my partner got a job as a dishwasher at a local co-op grocery store and things were okay for a bit. I was still jobless but looking at various different things - like hotel laundy attendant and child care assistant. None of that panned out. My anxiety was at an all time high. In April, Prince kicked it too - less than ten miles from us while were parked at a Kwik Trip. Fast forward to May of that year and we faced the finale ultimatum - leave the house on our own or get kicked out. To faciliate our peaceful vamos -ing of the premises, my partner's dad signed over his pick-up truck so we'd have a vehicle. This also meant we absolutely had to move out - the

The Midnight Ballroom's "Witchy Questionnaire"

This lovely blogger, SEE HERE , posted this awesome questionnaire and answer combo on her blog, so I'm going to follow suit and do one of my own! 1. How did you discover your path? ~ That's a long and convoluted story that dates back more then ten years ago to early high school and a silly Ravenwolf book called Solitary Witch. It was really my first introduction into witchcraft as a real thing and while I Wicca ended up not sitting well with me, it was my first foray into uncharted waters.... 2. How long have you been practicing witchcraft? ~ On and off for about ten years now. 3. What kind of witch are you? ~ I don't really define myself in that way, I simply AM a witch. 4. What specific path/tradition do you follow? ~ None, specifically, but I would say that I do align more closely with secular (no religious dogma) witchcraft than anything else. 5. Do you have any ethics or moral codes that you follow? ~ Yes, don't fuck with me or what's mine and no