I’m a heathen naturalist.
Naturalist – a person who studies or is an expert in natural history, especially zoology or botany
Heathen – a person who worships the Germanic gods
Those are the definitions I’m using, anyway. I’ve loved nature as long as I can remember, and always knew I had to become some kind of biologist. I got my Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2005, and my Master of Science in Biology in 2009.
I was raised an atheist, but I always felt something that can only be described as “spiritual” when I was out in Nature. In college I discovered Neo-paganism, which seemed like a perfect fit. I considered myself a Wiccan for a few years, until an encounter with Odin in 2003 nudged me in the direction of the Germanic gods. Now I’m a polytheist and animist as well as a naturalist.