Book reading increase when I left Jehovah’s Witnesses

I was browsing audible when I noticed a stats section. It shows how many audibles I had each year from 2013 to 2020.

Now my leaving the Jehovah’s Witnesses was definitely a process. It was journey that I did not intentionally set out on so its hard to say exactly when I started waking up. But looking back I think its fair to say that I was in the process of waking up in 2013 when I was experiencing increased angst due to being in the religion.

So in 2013 I was experiencing great internal angst but I did not realize it was because of the religion. In 2014 the angst continued and I stopped attending meetings. At the end of 2015 I came to the realization that the religion was an extremely toxic and harmful.

From 2013 to 2015 I only had 2 audibles. In 2016 it grew to 7. In 2017 it grew to 13. In 2018 it grew to 33. In 2019 it grew to 44. And in 2020 it grew to 51.

I think its important to point out that especially in the early phases of leaving the JW I was reading many paper books on psychology that are not reflected in these counts. So the audible stats are not entirely reflective of my book consumption over the past 7 years. Its also relevant that a few of the audibles are not actually books but rather exercise or medication audios.

But its still an interesting graph 🙂

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