🙆 Hi everyone.
I just realized that it has been over a year since I discovered this site and started to recognize I was shackled by invisible chains.
I am still in the process of chipping away on those chains.
I posted on another thread how these threads here are like little time capsules. The moment, the emotions, the attitudes are all there frozen.
It is very interesting to look back and be able to trace my personal journey of discovery.
I have been able to learn alot about myself and also understand myself a little better.
It was very reassuring to learn that there were others that had similar experiences.
Some things I discovered:
🙈It wasn't me, it was them:
I was trying, but nothing was ever good enough and it will never be as long as I stay as a JW.
🙉 My self worth is not dependent on this religion, "the friends", or the elders.
🙊 I am not a dead person walking. I am not a condemned person just waiting for God'S Judgement. I do not deserve death, my family does not deserve death.
🙈 I do not have to look over my shoulder in fear. I do not have to dwell in the past full of guilt.
🙉 I have started to think for myself and question things instead of assuming I know the answers.
🐵 Have you noticed a difference in yourself since you have been on this site?
For better or for worse?
How have you changed?
💖👍 Thank you everyone for making a difference in my life.