And I’m panicky and realized I was kind of going down that bad path again

And I can’t move. I was going out and getting drunk every night and I was drinking a fifth which is an obscene amount of alcohol. And I was doing that nightly for a long time. And I’m like, “If you get me up off of this floor, I will change my life.”

Of course, I didn’t. I got up off the floor with the help of several EMTs and firefighters and got treated in the hospital. And but I did start to shift away from the club scene and my friend Ravi at the time.

And I’m laying there on the floor paralyzed

I told him I couldn’t be a part of his life anymore and started thinking about religion again. There weren’t really any good church-related podcasts at the time, but I was already a big podcast listener. But I started looking at the churches monthly magazines again. And then a few years went by and I started going to church again.

I was now 30, 29, 30. And I was able to just be the wallflower. Then I start going to my ward again and I’m hanging out and I’m like, okay.

So I’m going to these mid-singles firesides, which involved three stakes, a stake is kind of the equivalent of a state. And then a ward is kind of like your town. So you go to a ward, but then several wards make up a stake. And for mid-singles out here in Indiana, there’s not JaponГЄs as mulheres sГЈo as mais atraentes a whole lot of us.

So three stakes that probably had, I don’t know, 30-ish, 25 to 30-ish wards meeting would have 20 people show up that were single and in the mid-single ages. And at one of these, there were three stake patriarchs, which it’s a calling in the church.