i joke that i've always been a witch, because I've always been drawn to nature attuned to the "natural energy" of things, always believed in at least the possibility of magic - but in terms of actual, organized magical practice I'm still very new. i've been starting to explore what my path might look like - I know that I am drawn to nature magic, herbalism, crystals, and the tarot, and I've tried a few spells using sigils with mixed results. a friend (not a witch) suggested keeping a notebook of spells and results, bits of research that resonate with me, and lists of things to look into. i've been enjoying researching and experimenting, slowly compiling a practice that is uniquely my magic, but I'll admit that my excited scribblings and amateur spells look like a whole lot of nothing next to the fully put-together practices of more experienced witches. sometimes i think it would be nice to be handed a fully developed practice, but i also know that won't work for me.
i suppose the frustration for me is feeling like i'm not enough of a witch yet. i know only time and practice can get me there, so i am trying to be patient!
i suppose my question is, what were the early days of your practice like? was there a point when you started feeling like a Real Witch? do you have any advice for a newbie to incorporate witchcraft into daily life?