Well,the next step towards plain was taken.I stepped down from the Director of Financial Aid position at my university and I'm at peace.

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Comment by Chris Beauchamp on 7th mo. 22, 2012 at 9:19am

I understand and bow to your awakening.  When I had my final awakening  in about 2000 or 2001, at that moment I immediately began working at becoming plain, changing everything about myself.  I had to learn what it meant to be plain so I read books and observed, as we do.  There are not plain people in my area.

 

 Around that same time I had a friend of many years.  My friend came to me and said "What happened to you????  Before you always looked like a News Commentator on television".  I was horrified she had ever thought that way about me and never said anything - - I felt I must have been very superficial which is readily and easily expected and allowed in normal society which is where I still hold a job.  

I changed my entire outer appearance so there would be no doubt or confusion that I was anything but plain.  The appearance of the "news commentator" would never make another appearance.  

 

I also put my degrees that cost so much money and I had worked so hard for, thru a shredder.  I no longer needed them.  I would no longer do that kind of work, and could no longer think the way I would be required to, to hold onto them.  It was a normal next step in my progress.  I felt as you do now . . . . I felt at peace.  It was the right thing for me to do. 

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