About the NQW Witch

I am a wife, mother, grandmother and blogger that happens to be a Pagan.

I have been a Pagan since I was 20 years old (nearly 20 years as of this posting) and I’m nearing 40 a little faster than I like to admit.

I am a Pisces with a Libra rising, so life with and around me can get a bit confusing at times.  I want everyone to just get along but I’m ruled by a strong emotional current.  This often creates chaos for me and those I’m close to.

I enjoy spending time with my husband (who is a Taurus with a Sagittarius rising ~ how’s that for a complex relationship??) and family, including the 4-legged members of our family.  I am a mom to a 2-legged girl that’s about to turn 21 as well as to a 4-legged girl that’s almost 6.  I am also a new grandma to a wonderful little bit of magick that’s almost 6 months old.

I began blogging some years ago on a different blog called Phases of Me while caring for my mom and step-father.

When I started that blog, my mom was trying to recover from congested heart failure and was not getting better.  What we didn’t know at the time was that she also had colon cancer and that she would be gone within 2 years.

My step-father suffered from dementia and has since chosen to not be part of my life.

What family I have left (other than my husband, daughter and granddaughter) is the woman I call my sister, Tiger.  She has been in and out of my life since I was three years old.

In what seems like another life time, her uncle was my mother’s fourth husband (yes, I said fourth, as in 4th.  She was married a total of Five times when she passed) when we were both young and the going story was that they intended to raise us together as sisters.  We were encouraged to call each other sister and did absolutely everything together.  In my heart, she will always be my sister.

Beyond her, I have extended family.  A handful of wonderful women that I call family even though they are of no real relation to me.

Over the years since my other blog, which has since disappeared into the black void where accidentally deleted blogs go, I have tried, unsuccessfully to start blogging again.

The reason I think those blogs were unsuccessful is that my heart cried out for me to write my story.  My past, my childhood, my struggles, so that maybe I could let the past go, but I wasn’t ready.

Am I ready now?  I have no idea, really, but I guess I’m going to find out.

I don’t know if I will write those stories in order or not, but I do know that I will create a place for them on this blog.  (I did create some Category pages.  My Story with the sub-pages Past and Present).

In addition to writing my story when I can, I want to blog about my family, my path, cooking and keeping house (which are all passions of mine) and anything else that happens to fall under my radar and inspires me to write (like the post I recently wrote about the passing of the great comedic icon Robin Williams and the post that followed about battling depression).

Of course, most of what I write will be through the lens of being Pagan because that is who I am no matter what I’m doing.

I hope that you will join me on my journey.


Crystal (Not Quite Wicked Witch)


  1. As a Pisces (water) you are especially in tune with your intuition and the elements. I confess to having limited knowledge of the Pagan world, but I am always open to learning…so I look forward to reading more about it on your blog. Thanks for visiting and following mine!


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