Is it normal to be embarrassed about my religion?
I’m an 18 year old male, and I’ve been Pagan for just over a year now. Technically I’ve been practicing witchcraft and had pagan beliefs since I was very young, but I only recently dedicated myself to my faith. The deities I worship and the things I practice are extremely important to me and my daily life (I even wear a necklace with a pentacle on it), but I’m horribly embarrassed about it and I feel uncomfortable telling anybody that I believe in any of this stuff.
For context, I was raised atheistic/agnostic but some of my family have always been superstitious/spiritual in various ways. I live in an accepting area where there are many other people who follow similar beliefs very openly, so I’m in no danger with my faith.