2012 has been a hell of a year both spiritually and in mundane matters. I am taking this day to look back at the year to think about what I have done and where I am now.
Mundanely, I have been quite busy. I got accepted to veterinary school, graduated from undergrad, worked as a camp counselor and a veterinary technician, traveled to the Caribbean and started vet school. I have moved into an apartment which will be my dwelling for the next two years of my life, I have read many books and learned so much. Sitting down and thinking about all that has happened this year makes my head spin. I definitely feel like I have grown quite a lot.
Living in a developing country has absolutely made me a stronger and more thoughtful person. I am aware of just how spoiled we are in the United States. It is an eye opening experience to say the least. I consider myself very lucky to be experiencing this and the next two years will only hold more adventures.
The mundane stuff is all well and good, but I know we are all more interested in the witchy side of things. Spiritually, I have developed more in the past two years than I have ever done so. I realize that I am still very young and still have a long way to go, but I have grown by leaps and bounds. I feel different than I did. The shamanic path that I have been directed towards is the closest I have yet felt to something that makes my heart sing. I have grown deep roots and become a stronger and better person for the spiritual work that I have done. I am more grounded and in tune with myself and the land than I have ever been, and that is wonderful to me. I still have a pull towards druidry and the craft, but those have been overshadowed by and assimilated into the other practice. I still refuse to put labels to any of it as I am still learning and figuring out my niche and really have no need to slap a title on it for anyone. I have learned that most of what I can do is tied deeply to the land and my connection therein. Daily meditations and grounding have become cornerstones of my practice. I have been told to not take everything too seriously and learn to laugh and have fun with my spirituality, and that was possibly the most important thing that I have learned recently.
So that is 2012 in review. Now, less than an hour before the ball drops here in the Caribbean, I am sending out my last post of 2012. It has been a great year. I hope that you all have an excellent and safe New Years celebration and that 2013 is a great year for all of you.
Blessings and best wishes!
Below I shared that fun little years review that WordPress sends us. I found it amusing and worth sharing since my little blog has gotten more traffic than I ever thought possible. Thank you to all my followers and commenters. Keep the comments rolling in. I do love a good discussion.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,600 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get that many views.