I want to read and learn all I can, write thoughtfully and truthfully, live according to reason and ever more mature wisdom, and savor every wonderful little gift of life.
I’ve finally gathered the courage to tell my story openly in a public way, rather than just hinting or offering the barest outline of the facts about how and why I went from Bible zealot to, well, not, and other headlines of my life. It’s still not much, I suppose—just several paragraphs of text published on my blog’s My Story page. But I’m proud of the progress I have made in the personal growth that has helped me feel less inhibited about being myself, standing up for who I am, and sharing myself with my world through speaking out. Many of you, fellow bloggers, have inspired me that way!