i've always been spiritual, and interested in other faiths, so i use study religions whenever i had the chance. as a kid i was studying the bible a lot, and even helped out the minister at my church because i was thinking about becoming one myself. as a grew up, i began to question things, and i fell out with Christianity. not in a negative way, i just stopped believing it.
one day in high school i took a religion course, and we had to research a religion and determine through our studies if it was a religion or a cult from our findings. on the list i saw Wicca, it seemed to jump out at me. up to that point i had never heard of it, so i was interested. i started researching the faith and it really spoke to me and i felt the same way i did as a kid in church. so i decided it was right for me, i told my mom the night i decided, she was fine [as long as i didn't sacrifice virgins in the back yard lol] and i've been Wiccan ever since. my beliefs have changed over the years. the first couple i was strictly 'by the book', following basically everything i read in beginners guides, but i had a few wiccan/pagan friends [turns out i always did, they were just in the broom closet] who taught me the Rede and many things were personal opinion and morality. so my views have changed over the years, and i jump back and forth on calling myself a 'Witch' or 'Wiccan'. i'm not 100% wiccan anymore, but i still hold some things about the path close.
so to get to the point, i'm Wiccan because i feel complete. whenever i think of what my path means to me i feel happy. that's why i chose Wicca. it wasn't the spells, or the looseness of the path, it was the male and female, the ancient wisdoms, and the reverence of nature that drew me.