Today is Yule, the Pagan/Wiccan/Celtic celebration of Midwinter. It is when the day is the shortest, just before the birth of the God in the form of the Sun. It is a time when the food has been stored from the previous harvest celebrations. It is a time to spend with family and count your blessings.
For me, this Yule is a turning of the tide. I have symbolically put my crops away, having put out several job applications and creating a cornucopia of possibilities. The job I thought was a definite turned out to be not so definite, but that just means I haven’t been watching the signs as well as I should have.
I’m not sure that’s entirely true. I posted about not giving up for my #GetGutsy entry, and since then, I keep seeing things that reinforce that idea. In my post, I made a point that I wasn’t going to settle for less than what I deserved or wanted. I keep encountering things online about not giving up or settling, especially if you have a creative dream or goal.
One that particularly stands out was a post from someone who wasn’t entered in the #GetGutsy contest saying the same thing, with examples of people who continued even after an epic fail of some sort.
And a video about not giving up that popped up in my Facebook newsfeed that really spoke to me.
The signs were there… I just had to recognize them for what they were.
So what is it that I really want?