Ep 483 – Meet the Remarkably Remarkable Liz

Interview

Posted May 5th, 2018

What does it mean to be remarkable?  Randy and Glenn sit down with Liz, reigning champion of our February 2018 Listener Essay contest, to talk about what it is like to search for meaning in life after leaving the Mormon church.

Glenn

Randy

  • windy_way8192

    I didn’t even realize how tired I had been until my youngest were about five years old. It was like waking up out of the dream. Mothering is still stressful and hard, but I can feel myself becoming more capable of other plans.Just wanted to throw that out there for you, Liz. I loved your essay!

    • Delaney Darco

      Oh, Liz. When I listened to your essay and your interview I just heard myself in your story over and over again. I have a lot of questions for you. Feminism (I called them “women’s issues” at the time) was my guiding light to leave the church too, and you made me remember how many tortuous (to use your word) RS meetings I sat through. I’m having a hard time in this space too, not wanting to bemoan my choices for too long, but not being able to fully embrace my newfound mindset either. Part of that is my TMB spouse and keeping that balance, part of it is being a stay at home mom still. Like you said, it feels stagnant. I know I so much potential, but I still feel stuck in a post-Mormon world. And I want to fly!!!!! Lastly, I’m jealous you got to talk to Randy. He always says the explitives I have in my head without any shame. Naps are my favorite too. Great conversations. You sounded waaaaay more wellspoken than I did!

  • Delaney Darco

    Oh, Liz. When I listened to your essay and your interview I just heard myself in your story over and over again. I have a lot of questions for you. Feminism (I called them “women’s issues” at the time) was my guiding light to leave the church too, and you made me remember how many tortuous (to use your word) RS meetings I sat through. I’m having a hard time in this space too, not wanting to bemoan my choices for too long, but not being able to fully embrace my newfound mindset either. Part of that is my TMB spouse and keeping that balance, part of it is being a stay at home mom still. Like you said, it feels stagnant. I know I so much potential, but I still feel stuck in a post-Mormon world. And I want to fly!!!!! Lastly, I’m jealous you got to talk to Randy. He always says the explitives I have in my head without any shame. Naps are my favorite too. Great conversations. You sounded waaaaay more wellspoken than I did!