Charles II, whose father was executed for treason, wanted to clear the Tower of London of ravens. But, his astrologer prevailed upon him not to do such a thing, as it would anger the angels at work that supported the longevity of the English dynasty.
If you are a natural born witch to any degree, you have to be careful about putting away childish things. Sometimes, childish things turn out to be of major contribution, like Harry Potter, whose author was on state subsistence benefits while she was writing it.
Getting consistent results is a matter of talent, practice, karma, and environment, but don't let anyone get you down because you believe in magic. Magic is any technology that remains inscrutable to the end user. If you will something into existence on the strength of a higher power, that is magic and it is real.