Date: October 25, 2010 03:42PM
Listen folks, please don't dive headfirst into alcohol, drugs, or other wild activities just because you leave the morg.
Many might call me cowardly but when I left the mormon church, I decided I wouldn't do anything rash until I got my feet on the ground and had time to process "the evil outside world." I guess I was a timid soul, but that first inclination served me rather well.
I left in 1967 and my first departure from morg thinking was to start dating nonmo young men and to drink a cup of coffee occasionally if someone offered it. A year or so later I tried a Vodka Collins drink, just one. I was never interested in smoking and never did try it. In fact I've lived what some might consider a lifestyle like in the Leave it to Beaver TV series. That might seem restrictive to some, but it suited me quite well and was wildly free and exilierating compared to having a church dictate what I do almost all day every day including what underwear I wear and where I buy it.
So my advice is to find out who you are before you totally change your lifestyle and habits. If you already know for sure you want to sell everything you own, put the money into the biggest motorcycle known to man, and open a traveling whore house, that's certainly up to you.
But I think most of us would do better if we followed the example of deer in the wild. They don't leap over a seven foot solid wood fence if they have no sense of what's on the other side and they know they're not experienced or knowlegeable on how to deal with whatever it is.
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/25/2010 04:04PM by Cheryl.