A Quick Post About My Feeeelings
I turned off my computer and phone last week while I vacationed in Fire Island with friends. I needed to break myself away from the Kate Kelly excommunication developments. I'm shocked I'm obsessed with her because I never put my profile on the Ordain Women website. I never marched with her at the priesthood meeting at conference. I don't even think women should be ordained. I don't think men should either. Ordain No One is the only group I could join at this point. I'll start it if it hasn't already been formed. Give church jobs to the most qualified or whoever has the most time or wants it the most. Let's quit these elitist titles and ceremonies and just move on. We're all special. Regardless of my outrageous beliefs, I still love reading about Kate. She tried. I respect that. The commentaries on the issue are entertaining.
Last night, I found some advice from a random guy on Facebook that helped. He suggested this: Go to a coffee shop. Sit there with a newspaper, take your time, and wait for the coffee to get cold if you don't drink coffee, or drink it if you do drink coffee. And just look around at all the people that are just fine. They are all fine. They drink coffee. They read. They have no clue what mormons do or think. They are fine. And you'll be fine. The other side is not necessarily harder or easier, but whatever the hell it is it's better with authenticity.
So that's what I'll do. I needed to get this out before I could write about Ferris wheels and ice cream and sand castles. It meant too much to me to ignore and act like nothing has happened. Pics of our summer trips coming soon. We've already gone to Ocean City, camped in the Catskills, and spent a week in Fire Island. My Summer Travel Blog starts now. Or whenever I upload the pictures and write the post. So like in a month or next year or tomorrow.