Don't really know all the details - but since we were (and some still are) jw's - I think I can guess.
I was an inactive jw when finding Simon's. I just wanted time to think, read, question without feeling that I could be called into the Second School for these actions..........just time.
Please keep on reading & thinking & questioning. JW's really don't have the right to do that freely. It's called "independent thinking." Even worse, perhaps consorting with apostates. lol - which translates to consorting with Satan.
Take care - hope to see ya 'round here!