I know that once I am into the place, I'll be doing plenty of rituals, the important thing, I figure, was to celebrate. That I did, with an awesome trip over the hedge. I applied a goodly amount of my seven league boots flying ointment and traveled beyond the hedge. I ran into my son and we conversed about where I was going and what I was doing. He heartily approved and bid me to continue on my journey. As I walked the path that I so often walk that takes me to the crossroads, I had a visit from Freyja and as well from Odin. They gave me a few portents, but mostly they wanted me to know that my choice to move was a good one, and that soon everything that I wanted would fall into place, including learning the runes and meeting my teacher. I was told that I would be enjoying my wheel of the year, and that information that I was looking for was closer then I realized.
My studies occupy my thoughts often. I have already filled many pages with information I have gleaned about the runes. I'm studying the Elder Fulwark and every day now I do a reading and note it in the journal part of my book of shadows. I am currently learning about the various Norse Gods, and go back and forth between reading a little of the Poettic Edda and information regarding the various gods themselves. I get excited when I study and hate to be interrupted so am cooking less and reading more. (My round little belly thanks me).
Once we are more settled, I'll be heading into the green belt behind our apartment to see what kind of wild things I may find there. I love a new challange, and although it's not a lake or a park it is a big patch of green, more wild and less traveled than the woods I have been exploring the last year.
All in all, I feel that in my own way I have welcomed in the New Year and begun my project well. I'll continue to work towards discovering the meanings of my dreams and memories. This year holds so much promise.