January has come and gone folks! Can you believe it? Time sure flies when you're having fun! What do you have to show for January? I have lots! This year is gonna ROCK!
So now its onward to February! Imbolc is here which means Spring is right around the corner! What do you have planned for your Imbolc festivities?
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Blog: Heartache Into Beauty
Tell us a little bit about yourself. - I am a neopagan sea witch with shamanic leanings. I’m originally from a suburb of Philadelphia (with a no-nonsense attitude to match), and have been living in Maryland for almost 7 years now. I have an educational background in wildlife biology, and currently work as a writer for an environmental non-profit. I grew up surrounded by music and received all sorts of musical training up through college in voice, piano, oboe, and guitar. Not surprisingly, music is an integral part of my magickal practice – creating it, listening to it, singing it, and sharing it with others.
What drove you to starting your own blog? - I've been blogging since 1999, and have tried out several platforms over the years. I started Heartache Into Beauty because I wanted to start a blog that was focused on neopaganism, and after blogging for a bit I narrowed down my main focus to the pagan music scene from there.
What is it that you like to blog most about? - The pagan music scene - music by and for pagans. I think it's really important in the pagan community to support and share each others' creative endeavors. Every Monday I feature a song or two by a pagan musician I'm feeling inspired by or whose music I'm otherwise drawn to that day. Chant writing is an important part of my practice, so I share the chants I write as well.
Anything else you'd like to add? - I am once again attending the Sacred Space Conference in early March. If you're going too, feel free to let me know you’re going so I can keep an eye out for you, or introduce yourself if you see me there! And be on the lookout out for a post or two (or maybe even three) with post-conference recaps.