On leaving a cult at age 27: “I have no idea what kind of work I want to do, or where to live. How do people decide these things?”
We all have things to unpack from our childhoods. Assumptions to question, assumptions we didn’t know could be questioned, some convictions to keep, others to reject or modify, still others to just set aside for a while as we ponder what to do with them. Defaults to retain or reset. New things to learn, maybe new ways to be. Old ways to recall and maybe embrace again. Some folks have more to assess than others. Time is forgiving. People are sometimes less so, but time is forgiving. It just keeps rolling out in front of you, saying here’s another minute, here’s another day. You can try again.