I have made friends with all kinds of people, and I don't even know or care what their religion is.
I have been surprised by how much I love exercise, I crave it every day, it has become a habit over the years.
I have done a lot of dance classes, now I have been practicing yoga for years. I love it. My body feels better than it ever has my whole life. I have made a lot of friends through these activities also.
I think the life I lived as a JW was very unhealthy for me, after full time work, there was only time for meetings & study. If I had stayed in I may have been fat & miserable by now......though I was young & thin at the time, I didn't know what it was like to feel physically great.....now I do....
I also love the sun :) bad I know, but, I find myself thinking, well, you were meant to be in the new system by now, so, go for it.