Well, as per usual, life gets in the way of the best laid plans. This summer has turned out to be anything but the witchfest that I had planned while I was still in Findlay. I ended up with a full time job and a part time job and I work at least 55 hours per week, usually over 60. So by the time that I get home from work most nights, I am so exhausted that witchery is not the highest of priorities after working 13 hours in a day. Some call me a workaholic, and I really cannot argue that point. It isn’t that I enjoy working this much. Most days it sucks, and I am neglecting a lot of things that I should not be neglecting. I do this because it is necessary to pay for the education required to follow my chosen path. This hard work will be worth it one day, or at least that is what I keep telling myself to get through the weeks.
I have not done a pagan blog post in a month. I have an L in the works and an idea for an M, so I can at least get one post per letter.
I have not be doing a lot of journey work either. I had wanted to spend a lot of summer time doing just that, but I find it is extremely difficult to find time when I wont be disturbed. I have started dozens of them only to be interrupted by a parent or my brother.
I haven’t even had the time for much artwork. My sketchbook is sitting sadly on the shelf. I took it into my job one day to show my work to the kids and that is the first time it has been touched in a month. I have many designs in my head to get out when I have the time and energy.
The last and possibly saddest thing is that I do not have an altar here. I don’t have anywhere to set it up. Cernunnos is not happy just sitting on my headboard, but I make constant apologies because I just do not have anywhere else to keep him. I just make extra offerings every week to try and keep everybody as happy as possible without an altar.
So that is where I am. It is a rough summer and my last summer break ever, but I will make it through. And, in less than 2 months, I will be on a plane on my way to the Caribbean for Vet School. That is my goal, my shining star that keeps me going no matter how much the day may suck.