I've concluded I wouldn't change one moment of anything ever. Everything that has ever happened if I brought it on myself or not, all the bad choices I have ever made, everything has brought me to where I am in my life now.
Yeah, well, I used the Spoof as an excuse to sit on my ass and cower in the dark. The Spoof did nothing but give me a place to hide. Except for the first twenty-three years of a wonderful marriage and two amazing (non-JW!) kids, I have nothing to show for it. Most of my potential went unrealized until I woke up 11 years ago.
Let me repeat that:
Most of my potential went unrealized until I woke up 11 years ago.I'm not sure I would have gone to college – it's not the only way to a satisfying career. But underlying the prohibition of higher education is a poisonous distrust of all forms of creative expression that is not directly applied to preaching and worship.
Let me repeat that I became a jaydub because I was scared of life. It wouldn't be any use to me to excise the jaydub years from my life unless I could go back and excise that fear too.
If I knew then, at 17, what I know now – I could have been on my third glittering career by now.