As passionate as I am about building Pagan community, it’s been more than a couple of years since I was actually active in my local community.
Part of this is the change of moving across a continent, and then persuing my schooling and working, and then trying to cobble together some species of income producing jobs.
Another part of this is that as I have been involved in my Pagan and Queer communities over the years I have had a lot of chances to experience and think about things like public events, and public rituals, and club and organizational set-ups and governing bodies, and over the years I have developed some strong opinions on these matters.
Now I know that this can be a difficult thing, where folks may disagree about the process of how to go about building a community. I also know that I haven’t delved as deeply into the Orlando Pagan community as I could in the past.
Then too, there have been some areas where my experiences and opinions have conflicted with what is going on in my local community have led me to pull back from IRL involvement (in real life for those not up on the net-speak) here in Orlando. I want to change this, but I am not sure how to involve myself in my local community. The venues I’ve tried don’t seem like a good fit… I know, I know,
“so try some other venues/groups/events, Pax!”
I am going to be working on that. I am also re-evaluating whether I want to try again with one of the local groups I’ve looked into.
I am also going to be blogging about some of my strong opinions…