I heard a quote today: “Your greatest life lies on the other side of your greatest fear.”
It resonated with me for so many reasons, the most important of which is that I need to come to terms with my fear of speaking out about my “past life” in Scientology.
It’s not that my friends or family will think less of me. I know that they won’t.
It’s that by writing about it here, for all the world to see, means I’ll be the subject of all manner of communication and conjecture.
“Why did she get into it in the first place?” “What was she thinking?” “Why hasn’t she spoken out before?” “She doesn’t seem crazy—was I wrong in thinking she was normal?”
I’m afraid to be known as the “Ex-Scientologist” but really, who cares? Only me.
It’s a battle I fight in my head every day, and one I want to win.
So welcome to my blog. I’ll post as much as I can, whenever I can, to let you know what it’s like to start life over after exiting a dangerous, mind-altering cult.
I welcome any questions or comments about my life in and out of Scientology. I’ll answer them all to the best of my ability. I hope I can help as many people as possible by sharing my story.