"Of course, when I began studying Wicca (and Witchcraft) I was in the eighth grade and was most likely doing it to be different. However, instead of “growing out of it, ” as it were, it seems I’ve grown into Wicca. I don’t do it to be powerful or different, or because of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I do it because it is what I believe. It feels right. I don’t profess to be someone who “knows it all.” I don’t proclaim my beliefs on high for all to hear, but I don’t hide it either. I wear a pentacle every day, a small one, like people wear crosses. And I consider it a reminder and a statement: I consider myself a Witch. And it is my opinion that matters to me. After all, who’s running the show here?
And though I’ve done all this studying and soul-searching and philosophic thinking, I’ve been told, “I’m sorry, but you’re not a Witch until you find a coven of so-and-so tradition of the Rainbow Star and get initiated, stand on your head and whistle Dixie.” Okay, okay, you caught me: No one said that exactly, but it gets my point across. But…is that right?"