I only recently created a blog and I found this group today. Out of all the Wiccan/Pagan groups I've found, this one seems the kindest and most open.
I found out about Wiccan about a year ago, through a bookmark on teen websites at the library. At first I was simply intrigued and so I did a lot more research on it, but the more research I did, the more easily I found that I could believe the teachings of Wiccan. After a month or two of almost nonstop research, I decided that I would consider myself Wiccan, and I drew a pentagram on my wrist with a tattoo pen. That was probably the stupidest mistake I have ever made and my mother freaked out, threatening to send me to an all-girls, private, Christian reform school at least two states away. I was mortified and swore to her that I wasn't Wiccan and that I would never even look at Wiccan things again.
Since then I have started my own Book of Shadows, done a lot more research, and even done a dedication ritual. Unfortuanately, I do not count the dedication ritual as successful, or even as what it really was, because when I did it the immature part of my mind took over and thought it was all so 'silly' that I couldn't take it seriously. I also did not truley complete it, out of tiredness ( which is no excuse, in my opinion, but it was half a year ago... :/ )
For a short while I did research into Christian-Wiccan, but there was still to much that I disagreed with in Christianity.
My name is Amanda, and my spiritual name is Nobara ( japanese, meaning Wild Rose ). At this point in my life though, I am changing greatly and constantly, and Nobara is only my name for this change. Whether or not it stays with me is up to Fate, and myself.
I'm a freshman in highschool, in all honors classes, senior girls choir, theatre troupe ( as a technician or an actress... It depends >.< ), and I am looking into joining band next semester. ^^
My intrests are anime, manga, reading/writing, learning, drawing... And I'm afraid I'm a bit of a geek >.< : I love algebra, computer programming, a bit of hacking, videogames and all that good stuff...
It's all good though ^.~