When I came home from my mission, I didn’t feel like I could talk about what I was going through with anyone around me. Because I am internet savvy individual, I turned to the internet to know that I wasn’t alone in what I was feeling. Unfortunately, much of what I found was against the church. That was not helpful to me. Eventually, I was able to find some positive sources that were very helpful. Recently I discovered that one of my favorites no longer existed. I felt sad because it had been so helpful to me in feeling that I was not alone as I went through a difficult time. I started to feel like I needed to create a blog for early returned missionaries. I already blogged frequently about my experience on my personal blog, but I felt like I needed to expand my audience to those who really needed to hear that they would be okay.
I feel somewhat pretentious trying to offer my experience to people going through this. I am doing it only because I do not want anyone to have to go through the darkness that I experienced just because they don’t know that what they are experiencing is normal. I want every early returned missionary to know that it is okay to have a hard time, but more importantly, that they are going to be okay. I can tell you that because I experienced it. No matter how difficult it is, I know that there is peace and hope ahead. If this blog can reassure one person of that, then I have accomplished my purpose. This blog has been on my mind and in my prayers for months now. I’m excited to finally share it with you.
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