Monday, August 11, 2014

Where Are You Now?

Well, I don't have much to say here right now.  Life will never cease to astound me.  This encyclopedia of the changes I've fostered will always be meaningful for me.  I think its important for the present me to reconnect with the past me from time to time.  I have reinvented myself several times over since starting this blog in October 2006.  Truly I never would have predicted the path my life has taken.  I also would have never guessed that I could have the measure of happiness I enjoy.  My life is so much bigger than I had ever expected.  I have had the privilege of enjoying meaningful, beautiful, relationships with men who have been wonderful partners, friends.  I understand truth in a way that Mormonism couldn't ever teach me. I have the capacity to love myself and others.  To love is to perform an act of God.  Mormonism limited my capacity to love.

I have never felt more freedom, more love, more confidence, and I've never been happier.  This does not suggest that my life has been a piece of cake.  In fact, I have endured a great deal of suffering -especially over the last few years since returning to Portland.  But that suffering taught me so much about acceptance.

Does anyone else out here still log in periodically?  How has your life shaped up?  Have you found your measure of happiness in life?  How are your relationships? Have you discovered what you believe in?  Do you have meaning in your life?  Do you have a community?