I am one of the newest members here on Beliefnet. I am definitely not new to this world. I started this incarnation almost 49 years ago. It is hard to believe how fast it has gone. I was brought up Christian but never felt like I fit in. My beliefs were always different then the church taught. It wasn't until I found some books in my teen years that lead me to my path today. If you knew where I grew up, you would find that very remarkable since I actually found the books hidden in the local library. Today I am the mother of 3 and a grandmother of 5 with one on the way. I continue the process of improving myself as I am always learning something new everyday.