long journey myself. i have always been a spiritual person, a nature/animal lover, and big into mythology/magic/fantasy/horror stuff like that. when i was a kid i was christian and looking to becoming a minister. i grew up on the east coast in an old fishing town where my family landed over 200 years ago. the place was full of legends and haunted area's i loved to visit. also, as a kid my grandmother always told me woman in our family were psychic, so seeing/hearing spirits and predicting events never spooked me, and it was normal for me to have deja vu.
anyway, my parents divorced and we moved away. mom got really busy trying to get a job/home/car/life in order, and we were living with my grandparents out of town, so i stopped going to church as a result. i never had a falling out with god, but i remember waking up one day and questioning it, and decided while i believed there was a divine being, i did not believe in Jesus or the bible and as a kid i had some negative things happen to me as a result of religious people. so while i didn't hate christianity i didn't know what i was, but my faith was never questioned so i never had to worry about being asked.
in high school i took a world religions course taught in a non-bias light [which was new for me] and the big end of year project was to research a religion not covered and decide if it was a religion or cult. we were given a 4 page long sheet of over 100 religions and Wicca was one of them, it seems to jump out of the page at me, i scanned the list a few times, but that one kept jumping out. i had never heard of it, but i figured if i was drawn to something, there's got to be a reason, so i took it. after researching it, i decided i really agreed with a lot of it's teachings. one day, one of the girls in my class walked over to me and told me her mother and herself were Wiccan, and if i needed help she could lend me some books. we never became friends, but she really taught me a lot about Wicca, and by next fall, i decided to convert. [and by that point my year and day was done] i was nervous telling mom, but once i explained it to her, she was fine with it.
that was 7-8 years ago, i've met positive and negative influences in Wicca, but where i am now, i'm really happy. Wicca works for me, i enjoy talking about it, but i know it's not for everyone. i live in another really christian town, and i'm glad my family is returning to church [i go sometimes too if they ask me] what i don't like is my wiccan friends and i are hassled by people but that'll never change. recently, in the library books on Wicca, people have started putting these dollar bills in them called 'the million dollar question' speaking about how god will save our sinful ways and we need to repent. it's annoying, but also funny, i kept one actually.