Hi everyone! Thought I'd introduce myself, give a little of a background story. I've been a short 3 month member of jwr, so now I'll try to visit you guys instead.
I'm in my mid twenties today, live in Sweden. Grew up in a family with an active Jehovahmom and inactive dad. Followed mom to meetings til I was 12, then stopped and lived a rather "normal" life until I was 19. Started to wonder about life, turned to JWs for anwers, went hardcore. Dropped med school, baptizm after 8 months, regular pioneer asap, and soon ministerial servant. Life was great.
Until 2 years ago, doubts began to rise. Cognitive dissonance kicked in, but 6 months ago I started to investigate for real. And woke up rather abruptly. So three months ago I pulled a fast fade, stopped visiting all meetings, field service, and also denied all contact except relatives. Things have gone quite well since then, much thanks to the support from jwr.
I still need to process some things, learn, and start figuring out what I'll do with my life. So I look forward to getting to know this board and its members! I'd also like to thank everyone who makes these communities what they are - including the closed jwr, and this board I'm writing in now. Without the hard work of admins/mods it would not be possible. Alongside all regular posters who contribute in their own unique way. Applauses to you all!