Enter: Paganism. Around age 15, I found Wicca for the Solitary Practitioner by Scott Cunningham - I'm not sure that I'd recommend it nowadays that there's so much more available, but at the time, it was a huge find for me. I stayed mostly Wiccish in my practice until I found ADF about a year and a half ago, and have been exploring Heathenry for the last six months as well.
Lately, I've also been making efforts to make connections with local Pagan groups. It's highlighted how important community is in my spiritual life. I've enjoyed the Wiccan and Wiccish rituals I've attended, loved the sumbel I attended last week, and I'm very much looking forward to the Druid group starting up. Though honestly, I feel a little out of place in attending All of the Things. I am a religious person; I grew up attending church Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays - so groups that meet once a month for ritual honestly feel strange to me. I want to learn as much as I can; I want to try being a student of a coven here in town, I want to finish the ADF Dedicant's Path, and I want to continue going to study groups - but I don't want to get burned out. I'd even like to delve further into Heathenry and join the Troth, and possibly organize some kind of Pagan children's group, but again.. don't want to get burned out.
To be even more honest, I'm also afraid of the ever-looming label of eclectic. I know this is not necessarily a negative thing, but it's a label I have never applied to myself because I really don't feel that it fits. I'm a pretty hard polytheist, and I like to keep my cultures and my traditions separate and distinct - but as a potential student of both Wicca, Druidry and Heathenry, I think eclectic is probably a pretty reasonable label for me. This is one reason inter-Pagan gatherings are so important to me. Pagan Pride Day was held this weekend and I had a wonderful time.
As I am in this phase of deep learning, I'm going to give most everything a try. And if it doesn't work out, or if I don't have the energy to keep it up, I am always able to scale things down; of course being careful not to make long-term commitments to things I may later have to bow out of. But for now I am full of energy, and ready to tackle all the learning and involvement the Pagan community can throw my way!