So, you want to know who I am? A good question. I’m still working on that. Here is some of what I’ve figured out so far:
I am a witch. I am a priestess of the goddess Hekate, and a coven leader, and a teacher and mentor to some of my fellow witches. My spiritual path defines me, and is central to the way I live: my choices, my attitudes, my judgements, all spring from my interpretation of what it is like to live a life in which every choice is a spiritual one to some degree.
There are many other things that I am besides a witch, of course. I’m middle-aged; I’m an educator; I’m a nurse; I’m a white blonde who lives in a Mexican neighborhood. I’m Leo with Capricorn rising. I’m a superb cook, and a fair hand with tools. I am a horsewoman, and an animal lover. I love to sing, to laugh, and to think. And to write.
I have a small property, about a half-acre, in the South Valley of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over the three and a half years that I’ve been here, I’ve been turning it into a very small farm. The process of doing this, and the reasons for it, have become an ongoing exploration. My relationship to life, and to death, and to my community, and to my body, and to work and money, are all being explored in this laboratory of mine. Along with my relationships to food, and to how-to books, and to vermin and pests, and to tools, and to county regulations, and to thrift stores, and to public utilities. And to chickens. It’s all constantly up for re-evaluation, all in motion, all evolving. I am a work in progress. I invite you to witness my changes, and enjoy them with me.