About me

I had had other blogs littered throughout cyberspace, though none where I felt I could really be myself – whoever that was, is, and will be. I named this space ‘Becoming’ because I think that I am always becoming, always changing, evolving, growing, and metamorphosing into…something or someone else. A different version of my Self. I think life is one transition period after another, gradually spiraling outward, inward, beginning and returning. Each time slightly or greatly changed as we continue through the cycles of life.

I’ve recently become aware that the typical ways in which I describe myself have nothing to do with who I am on a definitive level. They do just that – describe things about me.  Who I am truly – who any of us are – is not something that can even be put into language.  I can, however, tell you some things about me: I attend a university where I have now studied professional counseling in a graduate program for a year (one and a half more years to go before I get my degree), I have particular tastes regarding coffee and prefer those that are dark roasted and full flavored, I love and also have particular tastes when it comes to food, I dream a lot, I think probably more than I should, I have a small number of close friends, I seek to learn and grow, this incarnation around, I inhabit the body of a woman, I practice Witchcraft and call myself a Witch proudly, I have two life partners, one of whom is my beloved, in a committed polyamorous relationship, I strongly connect with the energies of mermaids, my spiritual path, if I were to name it, is Paganism. If you want to know anything else, though I’m sure I’ll cover it at some point, feel free to contact me and ask. I welcome feedback 🙂

Addendum:

It’s been four years -ish now since I began this blog, so I thought I’d update my ‘about me’ section. It’s interesting to me to return to this page now and see what has remained the same and what has changed. I’m still (and commit the rest of my life to being) in a polyamorous relationship with my Beloved. I still proudly call myself a Witch and my body is still that of a woman (well, you never know in this day and age). When I began this blog, I did so under the name ‘Aerolin,’ which I stopped using after getting a sort of spiritual ‘hard drive wipe’ done and starting over on my path about a year and a half ago or so. Now I just write under my given name, ‘jess.’ I actually now have my Masters in Professional Counseling  and am almost done with a post-Masters (though it’s taking longer than 3 years to get this whole business done). My connection/fascination with mermaids has waned from what it was since figuring out that my Element is not Water, but Fire. I’m much less of a coffee and food snob (though I maintain that cheese and any type of meat, other than tuna, in a can is just plain wrong). I devote less energy to labeling my spiritual path than I did. At this point, I’m more focused on simply trying to live it.  I have discovered that, for me, the sentiment of, “the more you learn, the less you know” is most definitely True.  In case you were/are under the impression that we shrink people don’t have problems or have solutions to all our problems, I can affirm for you that is a complete myth. This space is my place to lay and hash it all out. This is where I am both at my worst and my best. I am an instrument of healing in the world, and here is where I start my work.

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15 thoughts on “About me

  1. I’m so glad I came to your site! You are a fascinating person and I have really enjoyed reading your posts. I will come back often to catch up! I think you will bring a wise and expansive perspective to your research that will benefit many, many people over time.

  2. I’m logged in with my homeschool account- but in reality I’m dragonflyshaman (most of the time), and I thank you so much for your insight into our beautiful world and for your gifted life. I also thank you for adding my site to your “for the soul” reads. May your path be abundant in gleeful laughter, wild dances, and damned good java.

    namaste

  3. Thank you both for your very kind words. I was so glad to have found your sites. More than anything, thank you for sharing yourselves. I think we grow the most when we do so 🙂

    Many blessings to you, carolyn! Many blessings to you, dragonfly shaman!

  4. Thank you, Sue Ann!

    A coffee snob is someone who has very particular tastes (which are usually very good) when it comes to coffee. No Folgers, Maxwell house, 8 0’clock bean, and a whole host of other coffees that can be found in most grocery stores will ever find their way into my grocery cart/basket. I started drinking coffee when I was living in France (espresso). As a consequence, I prefer very dark roasts and think most American coffee tastes like water. 😀 I also drink my coffee black because, really, in my opinion, if you have to put a bunch of stuff in it to make it taste different, why are you even drinking coffee at all? And don’t even get me started on Starbucks…hehehe.

  5. I just found you, and I like the energy here. We have some connections…among many your de-programming caught my eye and touched my heart.
    On a lighter note…what coffee do you like because I have found the same thing with the weak coffee. I like you, drink mine straight. I keep trying different ones hoping to find that magic brew!
    Good energy to you!

  6. Welcome, gypsy-heart! I’m glad you found your way here 🙂

    As for coffees, I stick with the darkest roasts. Dark roasted sumatras are nice and you might enjoy them. Currently, my preferred coffee is made by Millstone (found in Kroger grocery stores, though I’m sure elsewhere as well). It’s called Organic Mayan Black Onyx Blend – delicious!

    Blessings to you – I look forward to getting to know you!

  7. Well, somehow I lost your site so I am here again.

    I found the Millstone coffee and you are right. I have not found the Organic Mayan Black Onyx blend yet. 😦 It must be very delicious, because I like the blends I have found in this brand!

    I also bought a French Press coffee pot..another blogger told me about it!! 🙂

    Thank you again!

  8. Coffee is soul food for me, but then so is tea. So many forms of deliciousness to choose from. Am loving your blog and your delightful way of sharing so honestly and openly the musings of your heart. Blessings for you and your work xx

  9. Welcome, C&C! I am so glad you found your way here. Thank you very much for your kind words – they are most appreciated. Agreed as far as tea is concerned. I’m the resident kitchen Witch in our family and am often cooking up infusions.

    I love your blog’s name, btw! Fabulous! Looking forward to reading more of your writing and getting to know you. Many blessings to you!

  10. Thank you, Selena! So many awesome and amazing things have been happening that I’ve been busy living and learning which has left little time for writing (whoa, alliteration!). I hope to post something soon (in that relative sense), though. Thanks so much for your kind words. Many blessings to you as we draw this year to a close!

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