About Me
Again, I am Tigerwind.  I am a 30-something year-old mother of one.  I have been studying witchcraft and paganism for several years.  I'm a solitary witch who enjoys the simples things in life.  I ran through the sprinkler with my son yesterday! 
My infatuation with paganism began innocently enough.  No sinister pagan came knocking at my door!  In 6th grade, I chose a book about an Egyptian boy-king (not Tut) for a book report.  I was hooked. I read everything I could get about Egypt.  I remained active in church (except during my drunken years).  Then, things began to happen that made me question the beliefs I'd been taught.  My spritual world didn't make sense anymore.  I struggled to remain upon my path.  But, as the years passed, I began to realize that spirituality shouldn't be this difficult.  I started studying the religions of the ancient worlds.  After several years of study, I have chosen my pagan path.  When I cast my first spell (of protection), I became more than pagan:  I became a witch.
My Discovery of Paganism
Background
I grew up in a traditional Southern home.  I was always a "good girl," for the most part.  I didn't break curfew, attended church and made good grades in school.  I was given a full-tuition scholarship to a small college out of town.  Life was good.  Then I blew it.  The day I moved into the dorm, I started drinking with my roommates.  The 1st week was nothing but parties.  Then classes started, but I wasn't finished partying.  I spent the  next year in a drunken stupor and went to class occassionally.  I was suspended for a semester, but would be allowed to return.  I didn't want to live at my parents' house.  I'd learned to love my freedom.  So, instead of waiting to return to school, I joined the Air Force.  I wanted freedom and joined the military, you ask?  Yes.  At least I wasn't being told what to do by my parents.  It ended up being the best move I could have made.  I discovered self-discipline.  I excelled at my job, made a few life-long friends, and enjoyed my life.  I was able to travel to several countries.  From a small town in South Carolina to a city of 3 million in Turkey:  I had to learn to adapt.  I also travelled to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Greece.  Dealing with those many cultures, I learned tolerance.  It also instilled a desire to learn.  I began to take some college classes, but I left the military.  I began a family, which put my schooling on hold.  I started back to college, but had to relocate after one year.  I'm classified as a junior and plan to attend the university in my new town. 
The Here and Now
Although I love my life (family, friends, etc.), I regret not finishing college when I had the chance.  But, if I had, my life would not be what it is now.  Is this a good time for the phrase "bittersweet"??  I encourage everyone to take full advantage of educational opportunities when you can.  In college?  Stay there!  In the military?  Take advantage of educational benefits!  Interested in going to college, but you think you're too old?  Go!!  Sorry, took a directive management tone there!  But, I am happy with my life.  I love everyone I surround myself with.  I'm proud of who I am.  I'm proud of what I've accomplished and what I'm going to accomplish.  I am a woman with endless possiblities.
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