Well, Drac2, I consider myself to be a serious kitchen witch. I'm going on about 10 years now. But apparently I've been a witch for longer and just never knew it.
I think that depends on what you call "serious." I consider myself to be a serious practitioner, but I make it more of a daily practice/lifestyle kind of thing, honoring or at least recognizing special days, seasonal changes, moon phases, etc. If I am able, I may perform a simple solitary ritual for sabbats, but sometimes I may just recite a chant or prayer for the day if I don't have time and/or supplies for a ritual. There is nothing "ceremonial" about it, but I consider myself serious because I do try to make it part of my daily lifestyle, honoring Mother Earth and recognizing that I am a small but important part of the bigger picture, part of the Divine Source, whatever you choose to call it. There are times when I perform spells if a need arises, but those are usually just on an as-needed basis. I started this path close to 15 years ago, have studied and learned a lot so far, but there is still so much more to learn...
Patti, you sound like me. It's part of my day to day life. Every morning I get up to burn some incense, it depends on what I think I need or the home needs, light a candle or two, put on some music and clean. AFTER COFFEE OF COURSE. I keep an altar in the living room. It keeps me centered and more focused on bad days. I know I can always go back to that altar and feel better. I take deliberate steps to do this and keep my depression at bay. I open my curtains and let the sun in too, or try to do that. Some days there is not that much sun. I know have a small dragon altar and a small one in the den. There's one in the bedroom too, but it amounts to some crystals and a candle. Gary doesn't think of it as an altar and I'm not going to tell him. Hed uses the crystals.
Just a nice civil chat
I cast twice a day use stones incense and candles i use tarot cards and runes for my divination. I use Norse hindu wicca mainly. Assholes i used dark magic on
The craft for me is 24/7 a lifestyle
8 years myself..for following any Pagan path but i did many things before technically changing paths..
My psychospiritual journey began in 2008 and I've seen huge steps and changes since then. Currently I'm on downtime — smelling the roses — waiting for warmer, longer days and the ideal opportune private period to initiate the next major step (no easy thing juggling a marriage, children & work with personal development).