There’s just something about purging my closet that really lights a fire in my brain (in a good way, not an icky way). I feel lighter, more inspired. But then again, I’m running on three hours of sleep, some caffeine and the fear that my baby will wake up at any moment before I finish this post, so yes. Adrenaline is good in the morning.
I have been wanting to write this particular post for a while, but procrastination being what it is, this is the first time I’m actually sitting down to hammer it all out. I think it’s great; it makes my blog feel more real somehow, like I’m finally raising the mast on my aimless blog boat and deciding on a horizon. To celebrate, I’ve even picked out a new theme!
So, let’s get down to it. What is this blog going to be about, really, for sure-zies?
As is probably obvious by my first few posts, I’ve recently made an effort to change my life for the better. I’m turning twenty-seven this year and, looking back on my life, I can say that it’s been pretty damn boring. Not to say there hasn’t been some exciting parts, especially considering the start of this year, but on the whole, I didn’t think I’d have so little of life’s stories to tell my daughter. Thus, the Transformative Thirty was born!
I’m pledging to do a thirty-day challenge every month for thirty months. One month down, twenty-nine more to go! If you want to know more, check out this earlier post.
Beauty Subscription Boxes
When it comes to beauty and fashion bloggers, the Philippines can pull its weight. There are so many beautiful, talented Filipina bloggers who have way more experience, hand-eye coordination and brush dexterity than me, and I’m not even going to try to break into that. I am a totally makeup n00b and I honestly admit that, when confronted with a cosmetics counter, my brain just shuts down and gives up. I’m looking at this as a learning experience that I can, in turn, teach my daughter when she grows up because when she comes up to me with an eyeshadow palette, I don’t want my answer to be ‘I have no idea, hun, go ask your grandmother.’
Also, I get damn excited when I get mail. Getting a box in the mail? It’ll be like my birthday every month, w00t!
Pagan Blog Project
Yes, dammit! This year is the start of my learning experience, for real-zies! I want to solidify my belief system, and PBP is a very awesome, low-pressure community with some kick-ass writers and ideas. It’s inspired me to look deeper into my faith and how I want to practice it, even if I am in the ‘broom closet’.
Basically, what I want to do is to figure out…well, everything. Just as a quick example, take a look at the Wheel of the Year. Every n00b pagan or self-studying witch knows about the Wheel of the Year, which is a way of being in tune with the seasons and much more that I can’t really write about here because that would be super long and ugh. In its simplest form, the Wheel is divided into four seasons, which is then further divided into eight celebrations. Four seasons. I’ve never experienced four seasons. I’ve only ever lived alongside the Equator, the weather here is either hot as shit or rainy as shit. That’s it. There’s no ‘turning of the leaves’ because the leaves here stay green until the plant dies of old age or disease. There’s no ‘saying goodbye to the fertility of the earth’ because coconuts and guavas don’t care what time of the year it is. How am I supposed to be in tune with the seasons when what is widely accepted as one of the basics of witchcraft doesn’t ring true for me? (Did I structure that sentence right?)
I can’t be the only one wondering what’s out there for us tropical pagans (Sounds like a fruit shake, doesn’t it? Gotta come up with a better term…) Writing a weekly PBP post just for us equatorial witches (Nope, not that either…) can only help bring more knowledge to light. Plus, it’ll be fun 🙂
And of course, I hope there’ll be posts just for the hell of it, when I’ve got my writing skillz back. It may sound like a broken record, but I haven’t written continuously everyday for a long time. I used to, and it was magical, so I want to get that back. I’m nothing if not a writer, and hopefully in time, I’ll get back to being a good one.
If you’ve read this far, I must congratulate you and give you cyber hugs! What did you think, did I explain the point of this blog thoroughly (maybe too thoroughly)? Is there anything in particular from those three categories that you’d like to see me write about? Is there a challenge that you’d like me to try *gasp*? I welcome any suggestions (nothing illegal though, coz thirty days of prison isn’t my thing 0.o)