I Grew Up
I grew up going to church every Sunday for three hours.
I grew up going to religious summer camps and reading from Scriptures with my family every night.
I grew up never going to bed before we had family prayer together.
I grew up being told that my religion was the most important thing in my life.
And it became a part of me. It became who I was.
In my mind, my life without religion wasn't even a possibility.
It just was.
My journey to where I am now started slowly and without me even being aware of it. Then, the trail started to get steeper, and the pace picked up until I was forced to recognize where my feet were going, where they were trying to take me.
I followed that path, resisting at times, thinking, this is not where I am supposed to be going. But the farther I got from the beginning of the path, the easier it got for my mind, regardless of the steep and rocky terrain.
I made choices on this journey. I made choices that made me feel better. I made them for me.
And this is the path I chose.