⏰ Making Time for Witchcraft ⏰
With the start of my new job (Head of Department for English and History at a high school) I have noticed that I have much less time to dedicate to my practice. Instead I find myself planning lessons, marking or just doing general housekeeping during all waking hours of the day. This has forced me to radically change HOW I practice witchcraft.
I no longer have the time to leisurely walk down the road whistling up a wind. I no longer have the time to spend hours scrawling new spells into my grimoire.
Instead I have taken the ‘If I need it’ approach and this seems to be working so far. By this I mean, I only develop new spells/sigils if I need them; and I only cast spells if I need them (instead of just to practice and keep in the swing of things).
Admittedly this has left me feeling a bit like I’ve abandoned my practice but it’s what I have to do. After all, there are only so many hours in the day and while my job has to get done, witchcraft is not mandatory.
But then I realised.
I am a witch.
I feel alive and relaxed when I practice.
I love the thrill of researching old spells and adapting them to suit modern times.
This is who I am and I can’t give that up for a job.
So, I’ve decided that I’ve got to set aside time to relax and work on my practice (because I love it) and nothing could make me give it up.