Well, here I am. I guess if you’re here, you might be wondering who I am. I am the mighty Ladybug, teen witch extraordinaire. I have been working in the craft for close to eighteen years, about sixteen of which I can actually remember. I was born on March 12, 1983, in Bakersfield, CA, and moved to my current state of mind in 1987. I’m also the maiden for the coven who’s site you’ve stumbled on to.
I suppose this would be the part that I say how cool it is to be a witch, and how many cyber-rituals I’ve attended. I haven’t. I admit, being a witch is cool, sometimes, but it puts a huge strain on my life. I’m going into my senior year, and I’ve only gone to two parties. And those weren’t all that good. I had to give up opportunities to meet new people in order to be an active member of the coven. True, my parents give me permission to go to dances, like the Lambert House Snowflake Festival, but I missed my friend’s Halloween party because I’m also part of the NROOGD Ritual Team.
I don’t really have regrets about missed chances, though, because I feel that things that need to happen will. I don’t feel sorry for my lost opportunities, because I feel good about helping my local pagan community. The only thing I mind, really and truly, is the wannabes that attend school with me. I walk down the hall, looking at all the losers, and ask myself, “Do any of them actually have what it takes to commit to something this big, this engulfing, this time consuming? Probably not.” That is one of the things I can say that I am REALLY proud of. I have what it takes. I’ve done the tasks, and I’ve succeeded. I see them later on, and laugh to myself, looking at their inversed pentagrams, and their black kohl eyeliner, and say, “They’re just cheap imitations. I am the real thing. I, who wear PINK pastel, am the real thing. And they just don’t understand what they’re trying to imitate. I hear them in the halls talking about their latest Silver Ravenwolf book from Hot Topic, and that snazzy black vinyl corset from the Metro. Cheap Propaganda imitations. Every (maybe) single one of them. I’ve never met one who wasn’t.
To wrap up, I guess I could say that the craft has been a blessing, and a hindrance. I’ve lost several potential friends, but if they couldn’t handle witchcraft, then they wouldn’t have been very good friends, and I wouldn’t have been able to rely on them. The friends I have made, have lasted a long time. Most of them are older than me, but age isn’t an issue when peers can talk. If you’ve read this far, I’d like to thank you for listening to me humble rambling on about how my life is so much better than it could be, thanks to my parents continual support in most of my endeavors.
For some good teen witch and pagan sites, check the links at http://www.cog.org/nextgen/welcome.html
To see what I do elsewhere…check out Ladybug’s Flight [archived link]