You don’t remember applying for a job here. You don’t remember getting hired. You have a vague memory of coming in for something small. Now you have a name-tag. You are part of the network.
Someone asks where an item is. You know exactly where it’s located. You know where everything is, except the exit.
You’re not sure if the song on the radio ever changes, or if it’s just a loop of vocals chanting words in a language no one understands. When you listen closer everything devolves into white static and you wake in the break room with your manager muttering into her
walkie-talkie. She looks relieved when you sit up. No one mentions the incident again.
“Do you work here?” You are confused. Do you work here? You look down. You wear the uniform. You’re stocking a shelf. You don’t know. It’s been a long time since you wondered.
Company policy requires that you interact with every customer. They pretend not to notice your desperately bright smile and strained tone and you pretend not to notice their white, hungry smiles and the swirling darkness behind their eyes. Everyone is satisfied.
“Have a good day,” you insist. You don’t mean it. They stare at you, grin, and say “You too.” They do mean it. Night comes soon.
A customer demands to speak to the manager. You tremble and call over the radio. She hasn’t lost a challenge yet, but you know her days are numbered.
Your coworker puts in his two week notice. He has a new job, he tells you, his smile too large. Better pay. Weekends off. You watch him disappear into the break room. You’ll never see him again.
The “Employees Only” sign is there for a reason. The creature that roams the warehouse knows not to attack those wearing the uniform. It has no such consideration for trespassers.
As someone who is often low on energy, I know the difficulties that can come with trying to maintain your craft. Especially if, like me, you’re hard on yourself about such things. So here are some low energy ideas you can use in your craft day to day:
🌕 - Pay a little more attention to the seasonings you put on your food or what you drink, you might be doing a bit of accidental magic already! Feeling like you need a little protection? Maybe use a bit of basil and a pinch of salt on your next meal if appropriate. There are tons of simple herbs and blended teas, smoothies ect. out there that can really help boost your day if you need them.
🌕 - Talk to your Deities or spirits casually. If they don’t mind it, that is, do be careful not to offend. Though it can’t be said for all deities or spirits, there are many that will appreciate being regarded even just with casual talk. Discuss things with them, talk about how your day went, things you are concerned over, whatever you please. They might even help with issues if they decide to do so or if they are capable and even if they don’t, most of them are at least pleased to be regarded, especially if you don’t have the energy to do much more than that on a daily basis.
🌕 - Sigils. Sigil everything. Though they cannot solve all problems, I have found that sigils are an effective way to combat a lot of the smaller issues in my life. They don’t require too much energy and there are plenty out there if you look for them, so you don’t even have to design your own.
🌕 - Time spent researching is not time wasted. If you’re too tired to actually do any craft but want to do something involving it, perhaps try sitting down and doing some research. Read books, look on various websites, research things you’d never looked into before and you never know, you just might find something new that calls to you.
🌕 - Incense/fragrance magic. If you’re able to burn incense or scented candles then take advantage of it, find correspondences for the scents you have and light any that might help you in areas of your life you feel need to improve. If you can’t use those then perhaps you can find scented things for a bath/shower and relax with the scents those provide.
🌕 - Commune using music. You’d be surprised how many deities and spirits enjoy music. Relax with some you feel will be appropriate, even if it’s not at all traditional and you just might find yourself surprised about what they can enjoy.
🌕 - If you have to go out, look out for items that might help bring your closer to your craft. Going to the supermarket? Perhaps take a brief look in the herb section. If you have a patron deity that enjoys a certain food item then perhaps see if you can get some. It doesn’t even have to cost money if you’re lucky, sometimes you might simply find something on your travels (a feather, a certain stone that looks perfect, a pinecone) and it may work in some way towards your craft.
Holiday season is upon us, so I thought it would be fun to do something nice. Besides, who said you can only play secret santa in real life?
H O W T H I S W O R K S
you will be assigned a url by december 1st, and throughout the month of december you’ll be sending that person nice messages
you will be receiving messages as well from your secret santa
on christmas day (december 25th) if you want you can reveal yourself to the person you were assigned to. you can also make something for them (gifset / edit / moodboard / playlist / fanfiction etc) if you like.
R U L E S
the messages should be sent anonymously and you should put something like “your secret santa” at the end of each message
they can be jokes, trivia about you, questions, inspiring quotes, movie/book/tv recommendations, christmas puns. basically anything nice
you don’t have to send messages every day but do it at least 2-3 times a week
T O E N T E R
reblog this postbefore november 24th
(likes are for bookmarks only)
send me an ‘i want a secret santa’ so that i could pair you up with another blog
enable your anon asks (if not already) and keep them on till christmas
this is totally optional but you can follow me for updates
if you change your url or decide you do not want to participate after reblogging the post, please send me a message.
you will receive a message with the url of your secret santa between 23rd-30th of november
please, do not cheat. the point of the whole event is to spread positivity and love, so it won’t be fair if you only receive and not give something back. if you have any questions, you can always hit me up.