Who, What, Witch?!
Hello magical friends and welcome to the first ever WF journal entry, I'm so glad you found your way here! My name is Lauren, and I'm a 27-year-old, adventurous, creative soul from Hamilton, Ontario.
Going way back on my life timeline, I was the kid who used to mail myself acceptance letters to Hogwarts because I was obsessed with the idea of going to a magical school. As a curious youngster, I would concoct potions out of household condiments and fashion wands out of twigs found in my yard. I grew up in a quiet town surrounded by lush forests and lakes-a-plenty, raised by my free-spirited, new age-y Mom, a conspiracy-captivated, telescope-toting Dad, and 2 older, artsy, hilarious sisters.
Ever since my youth, I've been fortunate to have 2 main passions. Funnily enough, both of these passions start with 'm', end in 'ic' and are 5 letters long - music and magic. For the past decade, I've been heavily pursuing a career in music and just recently decided that I need to take a step back to re-evaluate my trajectory. A huge part of me was feeling unfulfilled and suppressed, and it wasn't until I sat down with a clear mind and asked myself what I want out of life, that the answer became clear. While I love music, and will continue to write songs and perform on occasion, I don't want success in music badly enough to ever 'make it' in that field. I want to contribute my energy to a community that is engaged with the environment, that inspires me to be curious and encourages my oddities. So that being said, I quit my full-time, super safe job in the big city to be an entrepreneur and live a life of unpredictability. I feel weightless and liberated. The unknown excites me!
So why The Witch's Fix? If the word witch makes you cringe or conjures up images of wart-laden, devil worshiping, hex casting women in your mind, it's time to hit 'refresh' on that association. Hollywood has made a habit of bastardizing the title, and real life, everyday practitioners of magic are much more fantastic than movies and books make them out to be. To me, a witch is someone who lives in harmony with their surroundings, and works with the environment, not against it. They are creative, independent, and resourceful beings. They listen to their intuitive voice, and are on the unending quest to reach their highest potential. The label isn't gender, race, or religion specific and can apply to all who consider themselves seekers, dreamers and believers. The Witch's Fix is where these mystical souls can not only satisfy their spirituality, but can also find tools to assist them in their practices. My plan for the WF is to offer you simple rituals and thoughtful products made with intention to help you easily incorporate magic into your daily life. The shop will launch in February, but in the meantime, I've been sharing peaks into The Witch's Fix world on Instagram @thewitchsfix. Entertain your curiosity for a while and take a look around... dare to wonder?
Sun sign: Aries
Moon sign: Libra
Favourite crystal: Kyanite
Life path number: 6
Animal totem: Cardinal
Tea or coffee: COFFEE!
A parting quote...
"Live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual."
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