I've been reading some blog posts this morning about the Mormon Church's Semi-Annual General Conference which took place this past weekend. And I'm jazzed!! Because for the first time in the 7 years since I left the Mormon Church, I totally forgot it was General Conference weekend until late last night when I went on Facebook and read some posts about it (both from ExMos, Semi-Mos and TBMs). Woo hoo!!
Being able to say that I didn't waste a moment of my life on General Conference and its endless moronic droning on about meaningless drivel means the world to me. Truly, I have arrived. Woo hoo again!!
Looking back over the past 59 years of my life - 52 in Mormonism and 7 outside of it - I can say with certainty that I am happier now than I have ever been. I am living my life for myself, based on my own opinions garnered from information I have collected. To me, that is very reassuring.
And to think, it all started with Mile 1...
As Confucius said, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
If we never take that first step, then we resign ourselves to be stuck in a routine that may or may not be beneficial to our future happiness. Knowing that I am being true to myself and living an authentic life is its own reward.
Now if I could just get some of those Mormon hymns out of my brain. I've written a bunch of ExMo hymns, and that has helped. But every once in a while, a hymn like "Come, Come Ye Saints" pops in my head and keeps playing and replaying as if it's on a continuous reel (which is very annoying). I suppose the fact that I was a TBM to the core for 50 years has something to do with that. But one of these days...