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This Blog is On The Move!

I’ve mentioned in the past that I worked for a very long time to untangle my many internet personas that for one reason or another, I felt compelled to establish over the years. This blog was one of the last lone holdouts, established under an email address I no longer use.

I had a WordPress account under my current email, with a nearly empty blog. I’ve decided to move my blogging to that account.

My new blog is called Barefoot Pagan Life. I like that name because while barefoot Paganism is something that is a constant for me, my specific path is fluid. Without a specific witchcraft path named in the title, I feel it gives me a wider birth for blog topics.

I love to write about Paganism and witchcraft, but also like writing about living a simpler lifestyle, the greening of our lives with cleaning products, grooming products, and our habits to lessen our carbon footprint. I’d like to write about a wide range of topics, and truly hope to do so.

I’ll keep this blog open for some time, but I would really love for you to join me at Barefoot Pagan Life!

Thanks!

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Taking a Break

05142d13d3c6822831385c11336d9114ed8a32-wmFor much of the last 4 or 5 years, I’ve spent a huge amount of time at my desktop computer. This has come at the expense of my social life, my family life, and my health. Instead of getting out and getting some exercise, I find an excuse to sit here.

Of the time I spend here at the computer, 90% of my time is spent on Pagan online interests. Reading blogs, writing blogs, reading Facebook Pagan pages, cultivating my Pagan Twitter and Google+ accounts, all take up lots of time. I’ve enjoyed this time for the most part, but I have come to realize that I’m expecting something out of it that I’m just not getting.

After a day spent online with Pagan activities, I’m increasingly no more enlightened or satisfied than I was when I sat down. For a long time, feedback from Twitter, G+, this blog, and other pages was exciting, and it still has its’ rewards. But I’m starting to check back on my social media more and more to see if anyone has reacted to something I posted. Lots of time.

When I get off the desktop to make dinner, I realize that I’ve let the day slip away, often at the expense of going outside, getting any exercise, running errands, doing chores around the house, or visiting family. I’ve started feeling empty because of this.

I like being a Pagan. The problem is, I think I’ve overloaded on it. I think it’s become more important than perhaps it should be, and I’ve forsaken other aspects of my life because of it.

So I’ve decided to limit my time sitting at the desktop, and let my spirituality take a backseat to other aspects of my life for awhile. Armed with an iPads, and an iPhone, I will certainly be able to stay connected with the world, but it might be time to spend my online time on other interests and pursuits. Maybe lighten up a bit, explore some cycling sites, and most of all, get out of the freaking house.

I was just going to do this without any explanation. But I have a good number of Twitter followers, G+ followers, and some nice followers here on the blog. I thought it would be considerate to explain my absence.

The thing is, I’m not having much fun these days. Summer is zooming by, and I figure I’ve got 4 months of cycling weather left, and I need to get out there and enjoy that time.

I’m not sure when I’ll be back, if I’ll be back, or how often, but I want to thank you all for your online friendships, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the summer.

Peace.