Okay, this is lengthy i'm sorry. But i would really value some help right now so please give your veiws.
I grew up for 10 years in a Christian household. Attending church on holidays and barely reading the bible, my parents seemed more ''non religious'' than or other family who were actively involved in MCC and the community's in our area. Anyways, my parents always rammed it down my throat that every religion is right so i was open minded. At the age of 10 i found a book on spells. As a kid barely a preteen, i thought magic was fun despite belief. I watched shows like charmed, buffy the vampire slayer. Read books on witches, and all sorts. Thinking magic was like this, i was excited when i found a magic site. Which gladly it was this one. I started reading the book that i first picked up, ''where to park your broomstick'' at age 11. I son realized that as i was in grade 6 and attending a private school, that i must keep my magic stuff secret. I realized that year, that magic was real, but it wasn't that peter pan stuff, it was the nature, energy, will, ect. I involved myself more, starting to read and slowly understand a concept of what magic was. Finally being introduced to eclectic Wicca, in the same book later, and a video. I decided it was actually an amazing path that suited me. So i told my parents, and their reactions got hostile and of course i was told not to ''play'' with it. That year i started casting circles, and doing basics. Grounding, centering, ect. Finally in the summer i dedicated. Candles and we were having a bonfire on Litha, my plan was bath, circle, and new me. I even created a small part of my room just for my altar.Soon though, as in before summer...i got bullied severely to the point of suicidal thoughts...i was teased, cyber and physical bullied, everything basically. I felt that Wicca grounded me, and started relying on the beliefs and small things as a walk to calm me.