I think that we can safely say that I scattered some seeds at Imbolc. I'm starting to see what's going to work now.
For those reading here on Wizzley, the most outward evidence of my 'garden' is in the volume of articles that I've produced.
They bounce around the topics and categories, as I test out a few things. What attracts readers? What could contribute to my livelihood? What can I write a lot about and still retain my passion and enjoyment of the subject matter? This is important, as no-one wants to read a Wizzle penned by someone just going through the motions.
While farmers and gardeners may look out over their land, noticing what plants are thriving, I'm doing the same with data. I'm pouring over all of the charts and statistics, then writing more on certain topics, just to ensure that the earlier success wasn't merely a fluke.
I have information now. I know where to focus my attention. I'm making decisions, where things aren't perfect. I can narrow down to find the better fit.
As Ostara arrives, then I can take stock. Anyone watching my article feed carefully will be able to discern patterns. Those categories which recur are the ones which my Imbolc experiments taught me are good. Now is the time to put those conclusions into practice.
Elsewhere in my life, there have been other lessons too. Can I work 24/7 at a pace of knots? Can I take on several projects all at once? No on both counts, I'll burn out. The answer is to take more breaks, which I will be doing, as Spring Equinox comes along.
I've also been helping my cousin expand his business. Those seeds were planted very strongly and now the foundations are all in place. This really is the time to begin building upon that infrastructure.
As a Wiccan, the first thing that I introduced into his new office was a plant. Eostre is here and we would very much like her fertile energy being poured into his business, thank you very much.
There were other elements which have come to fruition. For example, a couple of us embarked on a quest to track down a lost friend. We found her just this week. There are aspects which have to be moved around, in order to fit my new life into my existing one. I have a better idea of how to do that now.
All in all, things are looking much more hopeful, as indeed they should with Spring dawning upon the world.