Julienna Viegas-Haws was raised in the Mormon faith and graduated from BYU, but she eventually left the religion. Now, in a piece for the Salt Lake Tribune, she writes about what she learned by leaving the Church.
I love this particular item:
I jumped off the “cliff” I was told my entire life to stay away from and I discovered I had wings. I started soaring and the view from where I stand is magnificent as I discover tastes and colors I never knew existed.
Coffee is pretty damn good, isn’t it?
She’s not an atheist, by the way; she’s spiritual but not religious.
Still better than the alternative.
If you’d like to hear more of her history, be sure to check out her interview on the Mormon Stories podcast:
(Screenshot via Mormon Stories)