What Next?

I was angry. I was distraught. I was fed up.

Now?

I’m comfortable. I’m mostly happy. I’m thankful.

Leaving my faith behind has been quite a journey. And I know I’m not done. What I can say is that I am thrilled to have made it through the hardest part {the leaving}, and I have come to the best part {moving on}. I have no idea what is in store for me and my family, but I am going to step a little lighter into my future. I have stripped the burden of guilt and shame from my shoulders, and I am ready to be open to what may be in store for me next.

I may still have complaints. I may still have bad days. I may still do a little ranting at the hypocrisy and hatefulness I see.

But I realize my blog isn’t for Christians {who I have tried desperately to reach in the past}. I have burned those bridges. I have officially crossed to the other side, and there is no going back. My blog is for the ones who have left Christianity behind but struggle with how to move forward. It’s for the ones who have been there, done that, and burned that damn t-shirt in a fiery effigy of both pain and relief.

I don’t know what I’m going to write next, but it will be encouraging. There is life after religion.

I’ve seen it.

It’s fucking glorious.

 

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6 thoughts on “What Next?

  1. I would offer that your blog may also be for ‘Christians’ who love you and embrace YOUR journey without any judgement. Do you, friend…do YOU!

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