“My story is just beginning.”

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We’re a dramatic bunch, we humans. In those great engines of hope, dream, and desire that are our minds, we construct whole narratives about what our past means, how glorious our futures will be, and excuses for why we haven’t gotten there yet. When reality collides into those stories, it’s hard not to be crushed by them. If the epic tale that we’ve built for ourselves hits a bump — even a small one — it threatens to shatter the myth we’ve created about who we are and why we matter.

Here’s the thing: All great stories have big twists. All heroes face setbacks and failures. The story of your life doesn’t end when the plot turns on you. Here and now is the start. Everything else — all the pain, struggle, success and failure — is just the prologue to the story you’re now living. Even if you are nearing the end of your life, your story may just now be starting.

“My story is just beginning.”

This sigil speaks to the start of new stories as yet untold.

“She will message me first.”

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Today’s sigil is a companion piece to yesterday’s post, speaking to the same hopes and desires, but from another perspective.

“She will message me first.”

The sigils are identical, save for one small tweak to suggest a focus on a different gender. If you have a non-binary person in mind, feel free to customize this sigil as you see fit.

“He will message me first”

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Few aspects of human life have been as radically impacted by technology as dating. Timid in-person flirting has given way to simply swiping left or right … or at least that’s what it looks like to the older generations. The reality is that while dating has become both more complex and subtle, it’s still the same old game of risk, miscommunication, rejection, connection, and hope. And at the heart of it, that fundamental first step — making that all-important first move — brings out the same vulnerabilities we’ve always had.

This sigil speaks to that classic desire that “he” — whatever the word “he” means today — will rise to the occasion, take that risk, and start a conversation between two questing hearts.

“He will message me first.”

“What I start, I finish”

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Starting is easy. Sticking through the tough, tedious, or just plain boring times … that’s a challenge. Sometimes, all of that is worth wading through to get to the reward at the other side. This sigil is a reminder that all of us have the capacity to do almost anything we can imagine, just by sticking to our goals.

“What I start, I finish.”

This is a slightly reworked version of an earlier sigil.