Here is an interesting blog post I found on the history of Imbolc: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/confessionsofapagansoccermom/2011/01/a-short-history-of-imbolc-february-2.html
Imbolc this year is ever so symbolic for our family. My husband and I have planted seeds for our future and are (im)patiently waiting to hear word on if anything took. So far, I have applied to four domestic universities to advance my degree into Environmental Anthropology. I am super excited about it. With this change we will be moving quite the distance. Even the closest university we applied for is a good 5 hour drive on a fair day. At the farthest, we will be jumping across the pond to Europe. Yep, that huge. My husband will also be making a huge leap in his career by exiting academia as a student and entering it as a staff/faculty member. I’m super proud of him and can’t wait to see him do incredible things!
We both have lots to be thankful for and much to keep focus on this Imbolc. I made a promise to myself at the beginning of this year that I would become more intimate with my inner-self. My last link post regarding being a busy Pagan is something that I deeply take to heart. Between getting up at 6:30 am (I’m a night owl), working in an academic institution, working on tons of projects, and family-time, it is often difficult to take into consideration the inner you and how important it is for a Pagan to feel connected with that flow of energy. When I neglect that side of me I can feel it. So, here I am making a conscious effort to make sure those moments are met. I will be posting on neat tidbits soon with recipes for Imbolc, ritual stuff, history, and what we will actually do.
Here’s to progress!