So I guess this is more of a rant so sorry in advance. I've been part of the path now for 5yrs now? Dang time flies. I came out of the broom closet a long time ago it seems, and other than my hardcore catholic grandparents making me sit with a priest it was an easy outing.
I'm 24yrs old so I don't hide how I am, no point, people can think what they want about me. I am fairly confident in myself and my walk. Actually everyone in my small town knows I'm into witchcraft. So I don't hide my pentagram no, I have it placed around my neck for the whole honest world to see, and dose everyone who comes into my line at the station like it no. Do some instantly judge yes. But people know I'm a good person at heart and that the Hollywood portrait of the witch dose not fit for me.
Anyway, so it's just REALLY irritating me lately that my current boyfriend who's known from the get go when we met that I was into witchcraft, has told me to my face that "isn't that stuff for ya know 13yr old's? don't you think it's time to grow up?" or "You know your not really a witch right?! You can't really make things happen." and, "You know people will find you odd, and pick on you behind your back," then my all time favorite, "Ya know. what would my friends think of ME if they where to watch YOUR videos on youtube? It makes me look like I'm crazy right along with you." when he said that I just wanted to slap him honestly. Because my craft and path are not a joke to me, nor is it childish, I makes WAY more scene than the church ever did.
So I don't know I guess I am seeking advice here. whats a good way to politely tell him from my broom to tarot card everything I use is not a toy but a tool used to get my point or intent across. And another thing I know there is quite a few younger folks on here, but there are long term practitioners on this site right? I'm not the oldest person on this site? or am I?