|"Magic" by Curenta|
So, in response, I decided to make a 31 Days of Secular Witchcraft. I called it "witchcraft" because that was what the person seeking the meme worded it as. Ironically, I don't call what I do "witchcraft" so I'm going to be changing this title for myself to "31 Days of Magic."
Without further ado, I'll now be answering the first question: What lead you to start practicing
...Which is actually a short, dull answer. I started practicing
However, the more interesting question to answer is why I continued to practice magic after learning that 1) I didn't want to be Wiccan or Neowiccan, 2) being pagan didn't mean being a witch, 3) calling oneself a witch as a Gaelic Polytheist doesn't make sense.
Truthfully, I still practice magic because I'm a superstitious person and a lot of the magic I do revolves around that. While I never plan on becoming a dedicated spellcaster (unlike people such as Crooked Crown), I still enjoy performing magic when I see fit. I've made charms on my door to ward off intruders, enchanted a necklace to help with anxiety, and done a spell to increase someone's finances. I don't have a real strict ritual when doing magic, but instead I do it more casually. Like how I paint or draw.
Recently, I've been invested my time with Seaconjurer too. This is a type of magic that brings me closer to bodies of water, specifically the Sea. So there's that point too.
All in all, I still practice magic because I like to influence the world in and around me. Whether I'm successful is another story.
So reader, do you practice magic?
What lead you to start?
If you don't practice magic, why don't you?