12 January 2014

back for more?

I cannot believe that it's been over a year since I posted here.  I kept meaning to come back and give updates, but I just never found the time.  When I last posted, I was finishing up my last semester of classes in Grad school, then spent a semester student teaching/writing a research paper/trying to find a job.  Last summer, we moved to Columbia, Missouri, I got married to my wonderful (and, at times, wonderfully annoying) man (his name is Matt), and I started working as a substitute teacher. We've made some awesome friends and had some awesome experiences so far.

One of my favorite things about COMO is  the Unitarian Universalist church.  When I was 12 or 13, a friend invited me to a Winter Solstice celebration at a UU church in SWMO, and I absolutely loved it.  I decided then that if I ever moved to a town with a UU, I would definitely be attending.  So our first weekend in town, I dragged my atheist then-fiance for a summer lay-led service.  And it was AWESOME!  So we've been going, and on December 6, 2013, we became full members. Go us!

Through the UU church, I've met some Pagans, and we're meeting on Imbolc (it just so happens to be pot-luck Sunday at the UU, so we're meeting over lunch) to discuss if it would be worth our while to create a group of sorts, and what that would mean/look like for us.  So, I'm really excited!  I started this blog when I was going through what I like to call my Christian phase.  I was trying to blend Christianity and Paganity, because I wanted to be part of something greater than myself; I wanted community.  I never found it in a Christian church.  And while I can see Christopaganism working for someone else, it never did mesh well for me.  Now, through the UU, I can have a Pagan community along with the larger UU community, all the while being true to myself and my beliefs without having to compromise.

I don't know where I'm going with this blog, if I'm going anywhere.  I haven't been active in my faith for the last year, which is probably part of the reason I haven't been posting, along with my busy life outside of the Internet.  But I am hoping to start exploring it more and practicing more, both on my own, as part of the (possible) Pagan group at church, and with my best friend here in COMO, who is also Pagan(ish).  So this blog will hopefully be going places, telling the next chapters in this witch's story.

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  1. You've been on my mind. Glad to hear from you. That town has grown a lot over the years. I have relatives and friends who live there.
    Life leads us down many paths. Sounds like your on a good one right now. X

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