about me

Merry Meet!

I’m Madolyn, a solitary practitioner living in Atlanta, GA. And if you’re suddenly thinking “in the buckle of the bible belt?! yikes!” then you would be correct.  Not easy for a witch ‘down south’, so I tend to find my best support through the wonderful online network of like-minded pagans.

I grew up in Alabama where, I assure you, every southern stereotype is alive and well.  I was raised in the church, but once I started thinking for myself, it just didn’t ‘fit’.  I knew that path wasn’t for me but I didn’t know what was.  So I started researching.  It’s the ocd-Virgo in me, but I had to know as much as I could about as many religions as I could find.

Dance Team in HS… around the time I started questioning everything.

But just reading wasn’t enough for me. I had to experience it all.  I went to, and participated in, as many different types of services as I could.  I wanted to feel something, ‘hear’ something, … I wanted to know what my truth was.  When I found the earth-based, Lord & Lady, “pagan” traditions, something within me sparked.  I remember feeling my heart leap as I read about these paths, and I could hear something for the first time.

By then I was in college, and in my sophomore year I met a guy & fell in love.  The less said about that, the better – I’ll just leave it at “I lost myself all over again” & I didn’t follow the path that was calling to me.  Fast forward several years (& another guy) later, and I was once again on my own.  I started to truly find out who I was… and what I believed in.  There was no denying the call of the pagan path, and I started (somewhat tentatively) to truly delve into that world.

A little older… a little wiser… far more ‘myself’

I originally wrote this the day before my 38th birthday.  At that time I was stumbling about on my own; but now, inching ever so closer to 40, I’m so much further along than I could have imagined… I can honestly say I’m happier with my life than I have ever been, and excited about where my path is taking me.  There have been some significant twists & turns, to be sure, but I think that is all part of what makes me who I am.  But I’m far from done.  I’m only now truly discovering my path, and there is so much to learn!  This blog has helped me along the way; sharing my thoughts and feelings, reaching out, connecting with people… it’s been amazing.

I want to really delve into the dichotomy of my life – I’m an EA as well as a photographer/writer, and the logic & creative sides of my brain are often at war with each other.  Can the two parts find a peaceful balance to create one complete whole?  I really want to find out.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope you enjoy taking this journey with me.

Blessed Be!

Find wonder in everything!

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6 thoughts on “about me

  1. Noticed there hasn’t been a new entry for awhile. Kinda a bummer to stumble upon a cool blog and see they stopped blogging. Say it ain’t so?

    • Welcome & Thanks!
      No, I haven’t stopped blogging… had some things to deal with the past few months so my posts dropped off – but the last couple entries have been posted very recently.
      More in store, for sure! 🙂

  2. You have a very lovely blog! We’re new to WordPress so still trying to find our feet and look for nice people to follow, so I’m glad I’ve found your blog 🙂 Gary.
    p.s. How did you do that feature box thing on your homepage? Looks amazing!

    • Thanks so much! I appreciate the compliments & always love finding fellow bloggers. 🙂 Welcome.

      And which feature box? If you mean the little ‘scrolling’ banner of some top posts, that’s part of the template I’m using for the blog. Let me know if you’d like more detailed info.

      BB!

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