The first thing most people learn about me, is that I am a stay-at-home mom to three active boys. They are 9, 12, and 16 years old. They are all good boys with very different personalities and quirks. Some days are better than others and I have my fair share of problems that pop up from time to time and most of them are just part of them growing up.
About me specifically? I am 36 years old, I live in Washington state (been here my whole life) and I am a pagan witch. I’ve spent over half my life studying varying subjects in paganism, Wicca and witchcraft. I really like studying the history of holidays, it’s kind of my thing. But recently, I completed a five-year course of study in the Tradition I belong to, Temple of Witchcraft. I’m very excited to be ordained, and one day I hope to officially teach my tradition to others. We spend a lot of time on personal development, meditation and journaling.
I like to write, sing, play my violin and read. I also enjoy playing video games from time to time. I particularly love playing games in the Kingdom Hearts (which anyone who thinks its easy because it features Disney characters, you’ve obviously never faced off against Dragon Maleficent on a low-level) and any Final Fantasy game 9 and under (VIII is still my favorite though!).
My life at best is… complicated. There are a lot of things which I complain about here… but in general, life isn’t too bad. My living situation isn’t ideal, my relationship with my fiance (the father of my children) is a little crazy at times; at the end of the day, we still love each other and do our best to have a true partnership.
I have a lot of great friends, who help me stay sane, I love them all! They help make me who I am, but in a good way, mostly. I also have a tendency to go on a rant now and then on a variety of subjects, some of which can be highly controversial. I’m not out to offend or make anyone angry. Sometimes, I just like to share my thoughts and opinions about different subjects. Doesn’t mean you have to like what I say or even accept it. It’s called free-speech and we all have that right. No matter what country a person lives with, I believe that every human being deserves free-speech and the basic right to be who they are… so long as they don’t set out to purposefully harm another person. Words and actions matter here, people! Let love and joy reign free!! Let hatred and anger wither and die! And those are my thoughts on that!
I’m also a little crazy about food, and a recent development, fitness. Over the years I’ve had a pretty bad relationship with food and health, from anorexia in my youth, to being a lazy blob. Due to the intervention of some of my dear friends, I’ve made some awesome life-style changes. I still love food, but now I’m eating healthier, proper portions. I’m not on a diet, I just learned how to eat right. I like to eat clean foods that are available naturally in my local region as much as possible. I like to plan my Sabbat feasts weeks in advance, and sometimes, I even let people vote on what will go on my menu. It’s loads of fun, I promise. I’m new to fitness, but so far I’m having a ton of fun. BeachBody my friends, it’s the way to go. I’ve done a few different workout programs and had a blast with all of them. From 21 Day Fix, Masters’ Hammer and Chisel, 21 Day Fix Extreme (the name is not a gimmick, I thought I was going to legit die, haha) and Country Heat, I’ve lost a lot of inches and weight and I’m feeling good about myself for the first time in over fifteen years. My newest program is Core de Force, which is a type of Mixed Martial Arts/Muay Thai program that gets me sore, but in a good way. I feel pretty tough after one of those workouts.
So yeah, this is me, you’ll kind of figure out how my mind works the more you read here, and if there’s anything you HAVE to know about me, feel free to ask, or read the blog and find the answers for yourself.
~ Ravenna Angelline