She did not see any role models around her, and the organization’s requirements and expectations “steered me away from the things I wanted to do in my life.” At age 18, she decided to leave the religion, “even though it was hard, even though it was confusing, and scary … and painful,” to pursue her dreams and goals.
Another Inspiring Story
Pete ! great to see you back ! have you been O.K ? I was worried ! *
The Video touched me deeply, virtually all that she said was what I went through upon leaving, apart from the later bit, I have not been able to build bridges between my J W family and myself, but I am not badly shunned, just in mild ways, so things are fine with me, as they are.
But for that beautiful,, and wonderful, young lady, it was as hard as it was for me. One night I walked out of a K.H , left for good, not knowing if I would lose my whole J.W family, including my wife. It WAS scary, and tinged with sadness. I had left behind people I had grown up with, people I had seen married, and have kids , and even grandkids. All my "friends", social circle etc. and customers for my business.
I have never regretted that night I left, and found the joy of learning, of learning Truth.
For the first time in my life, I experienced true happiness, and I finally became happy and confident as the Real Me.
Thank you for posting this !
* Whoops , just checked, you have been back and active recently, but there was a lacuna ?
Phizzy, I'm doing well, thanks for caring. Honestly, I find myself having church dreams after posting too much here. lol. Dreams where I'm on stage to give a talk but have no idea what about. I step away from the computer, and it all happily fades away again.