I've struggled with how to say this, and have decided it will be best for me to just be as straight forward as possible. I haven't posted on this blog in awhile. I haven't felt as though I could answer the questions I have been sent from an LDS perspective in the state of mind I was in. I have been in a period of transition, and now that it is official, I want to post it here. I have left the LDS church. I am not angry, or offended, or upset. That is usually the first thing I am asked. The next question is "why"? Simply put, I feel like my best chance for a meaningful and happy life, and for a meaningful and happy life for my children is a life separate from the LDS church. My choice is very personal and has been weighed in my mind with every weight I know. It is not a path that I wish to encourage anyone else to follow. At the same time, if you find yourself on a path similar to mine, feel free to email me for any support you might want or transition questions you might have. Or, if you are not on that path, but have questions about anything, feel free to email me. This will most likely be my last post on this blog, though I'm sure I'll sprout a new one soon.