Week 15 Writing Prompt: Shoulder to the Wheel, Champ!

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Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.- Thomas Jefferson

We’ve spent a few more weeks thinking, planning, and doing magic. Now it’s time to return to the task at hand: doing the work necessary to accomplish our goals.

Trying to lose weight? Check Groupon and LivingSocial for cheap classes ranging from Boot Camp to Yoga to Dance. If you want to do food journaling, SparkPeople is a great free online resource.

Trying to find a job? Investigate attending a networking event in your field. Have a friend practice interview questions with you. Read Linchpin by Seth Godin. Have a professional go over your cover letter, resume, and post-interview thank you notes.

Trying to clear out your living space? Pick one room and clean it top to bottom. Start strategizing on how to keep it clean.

Want to practice more magically? Figure out a daily or weekly devotion you can stick to.  Magically cleanse your home. Decide how you can find more time to do meditation if that’s your thing. I recommend reading Meditation in a New York Minute by Mark Thornton.

Trying to devote more time to something? Turn off the computer, and your phone, and get to it!

It’s Week 15. You’re tired. You’re bruised. You’re wondering what you’re accomplishing and why you’re putting up with me. You’re wondering if you are getting anywhere. You are. I’ve been reading each and every one of your journeys from the start. You have done so much more than you ever thought you could. You are kicking ass and taking names. I am so proud of you! All of you. Each one of you is pushing yourself past your comfort zones. It’s evident that you are working hard to get to where you want to be.

You’re a maker of things. A creator of dreams. A weaver of wills.

Don’t stop now.


Deborah Castellano
Deborah Castellano's book Glamour Magic: The Witchcraft Revolution to Get What You Want is available for purchase through Amazon, Llewellyn and Barnes and Noble.
Her frequently updated catalogue of published work is available on Author Central.

She writes about Glamour Magic here at Charmed, I'm Sure. Her podcast appearances are available here.

Her craft shop, The Mermaid & The Crow specializes in old-world style workshop from 100% local, sustainable sources featuring tempting small batch ritual oils and hand-spun hand-dyed yarn in luxe fibers and more!

In a previous life, Deborah founded the first Neo-Victorian/Steampunk convention, SalonCon which received rave reviews from con-goers and interviews from the New York Times and MTV.

She resides in New Jersey with her husband, Jow and their cat, Max II. She has a terrible reality television habit she can't shake and likes St. Germain liquor, record players and typewriters.  


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  1. […] I’m still here, tapping away at the keyboard. Thinking about each “week’s” prompt and lesson as it comes. But like Deb nailed it in her post for this prompt: […]

  2. […] in your own life. If it’s relevant to your interests, give it a try!   Instructions: We’ve spent a few more weeks thinking, planning, and doing magic. Now it’s time to return to the… […]

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