Usually around the end of the year I look back at what I have experienced over the 12 months. One of the things that I must say 2012 has been a year of change and freedom and learning for me. I could NOT have gotten where I am mentally if it was not for you guys here are JWN.
I don’t post a lot, but I read almost every single day. I know more about my former form of worship now, than I did when I was in and I am not joking. I was more of a social JW and never paid much attention the confusingly insane doctrine. But I am grateful for so many of you who post some serious research and the dialogues have really helped me plant some seeds in the minds of those I love who are still in. Many of the things I learn here I have surreptitiously used and I can see wheels slowing turning in their minds.
You guys have taught me how to fade…better…and encouraged me to follow my heart.
But more than anything I think is the fact that almost everyone here is living a life outside of the org, and that really encourages me. I never thought this was possible, because I never thought one could leave and really be happy. I know some of us here are still struggling, some I know have lost hope *tears*, some are lurking and finding their way, and some of us are creating new adventures in JW Afterlife!
But the most beautiful thing is there are no more lies and there are real truths to be found as we search to make OUR TRUTH, OUR OWN! And I am so thankful that you guys here make that possible.
I wanted to say “thank you” now because I won’t be able to post anything coherent around December 31 st /January 1 st as I plan to celebrate my FIRST NEW YEARS EVE to wild obnnoxious abandon! I will be thinking about all you guys as I walk around with a bottle of bubbly in each hand!!!
Love ya guys!