Me!

[Oy, does that sound conceited or what? ;-)]

I love cats, books (reading books should be a need, not a want!), and gardening, and occasionally obsess over lists ;-) I scribble stories and characters when the mood strikes (less and less lately, unfortunately) and ramble a little too much when I do write (as you can no doubt guess ;-) ... I love to dig up dead ancestors - mine or someone else's, and history (social and world war one) has been a passion since high school. I've recently developed an interest in baking and cake decorating (and though I have an appreciation for cooking, I don't have the talent...)  I tend to be a fence sitter and can usually see both sides of every story - while some consider this wishy-washy; I consider it (most of the time) a gift...

I'm a romantic and a dreamer; I still believe in love at first sight, true love, soulmates... but I'm also practical.  I'm approaching 30 and (trying to) see this as just another progession in life... I would love to share my life with someone - a mate, a partner, a spouse - but I'm coming to realize that it will happen when the time is right...

I've always been somewhat of a "late-bloomer" (as my grandmother used to tell me), and tend to be slow and methodical in most aspects of my life. (There are exceptions - one of the girls at work was talking about getting her first tattoo ... a week later, I'm there with her getting one as well... ;-) I hate to be late, worry occasionally (stupidly, I know, but I can't help myself!) about what others think of me and I am keenly aware of my faults and genetic defects (depression runs in our family and I had (small, thankfully) bouts of it as a teenager; I started going grey at 20 - but I love the purple-red hair colours! ;-), but, for the most part, I am content with who I am.

I share a townhouse with my mum, our dog (Charlie), cat (Betsy), and three rabbits (Nutmeg, Sophie, and Ben). I work at my local public library and don't drive (I've never had any interest in learning...). My biggest fears are cancer (I work with two women - out of a staff of 20 - that have dealt with it) and being alone (or more specifically, growing old alone - day to day, I like my pockets of solitude).

I read/studied/investigated witchcraft/wicca/paganism/insert whatever term you prefer, etc. beginning in my  early teens. I've recently decided that it's time to formalize my interest and dedicate myself to the God and Goddess. At the moment, my personal path appears to be as a solitaire eclectic wiccan, with leanings towards green/kitchen/hedge witchery, however, I'm still feeling my way through various paths and beliefs - and no doubt it will be an ongoing (and life-long) journey...

I intend for this blog to be more of a private journal than a public forum, an organizational bin of anything and everything witchy that strikes my fancy and my spirituality.  I have the farthest thing from an exciting life and a very dry (and sometimes dark) sense of humour.  That being said, it is nevertheless the life that has evolved (sometimes with me looking on in open-mouthed astonishment from the sidelines ;-) and I intend will bare my soul and my heart...

Blessed be,
Jenn