What kind of real life application are you looking for?
I personally tend to use magic to help with day to day stuff like dealing with super difficult customers at work or not losing my temper with a bad manager. Nothing near high magic stuff, but dead useful.
There's also a lot of folks who use magic around the house or in their gardens. I've gotten some of the best plant growth just by giving my herbs a little push in addition to plenty of mundane care.
Yeah It all depends on what Kind of Uses you are looking for. Such as schooling, work, health, love etc. Or if your looking for much more occultic stuff I might be able to help just check my profile. Any questions than let me know.