It’s not easy for me to pinpoint when I became a heathen. I knew organically, even in my youth, that I was drawn to animism, to ideas lacking supraregional rules and institutions. With the internet and the local library at my disposal, seemingly without real effort, I fell upon reading material speaking of the customs of Pre-Christian cults and regional belief systems. And yet, of all the belief systems I read about, only the Germanic belief systems stuck with me. I gravitated towards a local belief system carried over from one generation to another. Devoid of dogma, strict hierarchies of gods, or beliefs. That beliefs and practices varied from town to town, household to household, enraptured my young mind.
Here you will find a cat-loving vvitch puzzling over the world for want of wit; editor and copywriter by day, artist and drive-by writer by night. When I created this blog, I had every intention of making into a proper vehicle for my thoughts. In spite of this, I’ve found myself struggling with writing topics. As such, anything I post will likely be followed by intermittent silence.
Let’s start with an introduction.
To start, I was a prolific writer in my childhood; notebooks were filled to the brim with poetry and stories. However, my adulthood has seen my work leaning more technical than creative. And while I knew I wanted a professional writing career, I also knew that compensation for the life I wanted would be difficult to find.
In addition to my writing, artwork occupies a substantial premium in my life. From the moment I could hold tools in my dirty hands I’ve been creating. As I’ve grown my methods of creation have varied. For example, I had a brief pottery stint, I’ve dabbled with a sewing machine, I’ve painted, I’ve sculpted, and I’ve performed.
However, this blog is first and foremost a means of storing my thoughts on the following: