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Merry Meet and good morning everyone,
I’m Erica and I live in rural Southeast Arkansas. I’ve lived here most of my life, adopted as premature baby, to a Baptist minister. I always had questions about why we would believe certain things, why we couldn’t do certain things, and mostly what made our way of believing “better” than someone else’s. As you can imagine, this didn’t go over so smoothly. After I turned 18 and graduated, I joined the military and got out of dodge. My eyes were opened to a whole new world and I wanted to experience as much as I could! I read a few books about Wicca and Witchcraft and even met a few friends. While I found it all interesting, there was also a lot of guilt and shame, so I never fully began to practice. Here I am almost 30 years later…back in my hometown, back in the same rut, but with a now 16 year old daughter. I’m criticized for not “making” her go to church and how I need to be in church. Is it so wrong that I want her to form her own opinions and beliefs? Imagine my surprise when I see her growing collection of crystals and books on Witchcraft! Sorry for the long post, but it’s only a part of why I’m here, trying to make my own path.