(originally written January 2015)
I retired in March of 2012 and went up to Northern Ontario to live with my daughter and her family.. I enjoyed being with the family for the most part.. But the isolation that I felt up there and the fact that my future son-in-law thought because I was Wiccan that I was in league with the devil, led me back to Southern Ontario.
Most of my friends live in London, Ontario.. but I settled in Woodstock with my brother, sister in law and nephew.. In exchange for room and board I walk my nephew to school and back two days a week.. I also look after him on weekends when they work.. and cook most of the meals..
My brother and sister in law accept my beliefs so I have no prejudice from them.. I have a small bedroom and that is all.. It houses a bed, two night stands, a dresser and a tv stand and tv and that is about all the room there is… Not a lot of room to do ritual or any other magickal workings.. but I’m not complaining.. I have a place to live and food to eat and a good and loving family and lots of wonderful witchy friends.
It is winter here now and cold and snowy.. So I think that contributes a lot to my feeling lost and unable to do the things I want to do magically.. Most of my stuff is still up North, at my daughters.. I just haven’t had the opportunity to retrieve it yet.. So I have set up my altar on top of my dresser, not the ideal place, but better than nothing..
I am looking forward to the nicer weather when I can be outside…I feel most at home in nature and love to go on hikes and sit and meditate.. I have not yet figured out what I want to do regarding the rest of my life.. I will probably go back to work and save up again and retire at 65.. But for now I am content where I am..
Life throws many obstacles in our paths.. I have overcome most of them.. I have a few things I still have to work on..
thanks for reading….