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 🙂
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.