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River at Night

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Hello from California
« on: November 04, 2012, 02:17:30 am »
Hello! I'm River (not my real name, I just like rivers), and I've been lurking on and off for ages here. I briefly dipped my toes into the old board only to go back to lurking, but I'm trying to push myself into being more involved and active religiously and in the pagan community. I figured that actually participating in some of the places where I hang out and eavesdrop could be a good start. :)

Some tl;dr background:
I have been drawn toward Hellenic polytheism pretty much since the first time I picked up a book of Greek myths when I was 8 or 9. I made an attempt to convert to Catholicism for all the wrong reasons several years ago, which blew up in my face in a bad way and made me too nervous to practice any sort of religion for a while.

I've spent most of the past three years doing absolutely nothing but occasionally reading about other cultures and paths because of that, but none of them really clicked with me the way the Greek Gods and Goddesses do. So I'm back to studying/practicing Hellenic polytheism and feeling very rusty but much better spiritually than I have in a long time.

I'm also an ADF member and have been for almost three years now. I'm hoping that I am starting to (hopefully) move past this major roadblock, and that I can start making progress and growing again, and maybe even do the Dedicant Path at some point.

Aside from that, I like hiking, geocaching/letterboxing, and generally just being out and about in nature. I am also a huge history nerd and a writer, and I have two wonderful cat-monsters who put up with me because I spoil them rotten.

It's nice to meet all of you.

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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 07:31:23 am »
Quote from: River at Night;79609
Hello! I'm River (not my real name, I just like rivers), and I've been lurking on and off for ages here. I briefly dipped my toes into the old board only to go back to lurking, but I'm trying to push myself into being more involved and active religiously and in the pagan community.

Welcome back!
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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 10:12:57 am »
Quote from: River at Night;79609
Hello! I'm River (not my real name, I just like rivers), and I've been lurking on and off for ages here. I briefly dipped my toes into the old board only to go back to lurking, but I'm trying to push myself into being more involved and active religiously and in the pagan community. I figured that actually participating in some of the places where I hang out and eavesdrop could be a good start. :)

Some tl;dr background:
I have been drawn toward Hellenic polytheism pretty much since the first time I picked up a book of Greek myths when I was 8 or 9. I made an attempt to convert to Catholicism for all the wrong reasons several years ago, which blew up in my face in a bad way and made me too nervous to practice any sort of religion for a while.

I've spent most of the past three years doing absolutely nothing but occasionally reading about other cultures and paths because of that, but none of them really clicked with me the way the Greek Gods and Goddesses do. So I'm back to studying/practicing Hellenic polytheism and feeling very rusty but much better spiritually than I have in a long time.

I'm also an ADF member and have been for almost three years now. I'm hoping that I am starting to (hopefully) move past this major roadblock, and that I can start making progress and growing again, and maybe even do the Dedicant Path at some point.

Aside from that, I like hiking, geocaching/letterboxing, and generally just being out and about in nature. I am also a huge history nerd and a writer, and I have two wonderful cat-monsters who put up with me because I spoil them rotten.

It's nice to meet all of you.

 
Welcome. :)

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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 10:53:59 am »
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It's nice to meet all of you.

 
Hello! It's nice to meet you, too. :)
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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 08:24:23 pm »
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Hello! I'm River (not my real name, I just like rivers), and I've been lurking on and off for ages here. I briefly dipped my toes into the old board only to go back to lurking, but I'm trying to push myself into being more involved and active religiously and in the pagan community. I figured that actually participating in some of the places where I hang out and eavesdrop could be a good start. :)


Welcome! Nice to see another Californian here. How are you enjoying these high 80 November days?
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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 09:25:16 pm »
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Welcome! Nice to see another Californian here. How are you enjoying these high 80 November days?

 
I have all my windows open! I love it. Although I don't know about where you are, but we could really do with some rain. :(

Thank you all for the welcome!

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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 12:53:36 am »
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I have all my windows open! I love it. Although I don't know about where you are, but we could really do with some rain. :(

Thank you all for the welcome!


I'm from SoCal but had a visit from friends from Santa Cruz today who complained about it being miserable there as well and saw complaints from friends in SF on Facebook. Seems to be dry and warm all over. Looking forward to rain and sub 60 temps!
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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 03:17:28 am »
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I'm from SoCal but had a visit from friends from Santa Cruz today who complained about it being miserable there as well and saw complaints from friends in SF on Facebook. Seems to be dry and warm all over. Looking forward to rain and sub 60 temps!

 
Same here! I love winter, and we didn't really get much of one last year.

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Re: Hello from California
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2012, 07:03:23 am »
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Aside from that, I like hiking, geocaching/letterboxing, and generally just being out and about in nature. I am also a huge history nerd and a writer, and I have two wonderful cat-monsters who put up with me because I spoil them rotten.

It's nice to meet all of you.

 
Nice to meet you, I love hiking, history and writing too!

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