It's a bit difficult being a home-bound Long Island Witch. Being Wiccan in Long Island, New York, sort of condemns one to being a Solitary if only because any others inquiring about Wicca are very likely in the broom closet. There's a certain openness to Wicca, which can probably be attributed entirely to being so geographically close to one of the most diverse cities in the world, NYC. I was in the broom closet in most social circles because I was 13 when I started and didn't know how to be humble about my religion. I'm 18 now and, after 5 years of committing firmly to my own self-growth, all of my circles of friends know and, though I'm no longer truly hiding it from my family, I haven't told them if only because they're heavily Christian-- the type to openly promote Christianity and conversion... I'm ready to expand my means of study to a group willing to learn from each other and network, as well as celebrate the hols. Here's hoping I won't have to move to find companionship within the Craft.