I was a mormon.
I was born and raised LDS. A strong member for the first 20 years of my life, or so it seemed to the outside world. I struggled for years with gaining a testimony. I felt like the Mormon poster child, and yet I could never say that I actually had a testimony. I eventually made my way to UCLA and began to distance myself from the church. I soon became incredibly depressed and anxious upon reflecting back to what I had been taught for the majority of my young life.
Once I left, I began a very difficult journey separating myself from that Mormon poster child I spent so many years acting as. Three years later, I can say that I have never been happier. I know who I am, what I stand for, and what I believe in.I recognize how damaging the church was to me in my life and I am an advocate for helping other people out of that scary stage of doubt I knew so well. Where will I go without the church? I’ll leave happily and find that person I have longed to find for my entire life. I’ll go where I feel happiest.
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I will go find myself.