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Well the past month was eventful

My New Year's Eve/Day was supa eventful. I saw the new commercial for nip/tuck on New Years. That song was supa hawt! Of course, I found out who it was... Kanye West. It's such a fun song. I hung out with my friend and we had a blast!


Flashing Lights - Kanye West

I know why I want to convert. It just seems like the process has gotten ridiculously hard. I don't find the mechanics of observance difficult per se...it's the social stuff that drives me crazy. I just feel like I'm stuck in a hellish limbo. I know too much to even think about going back to church; but I'm not Jewish either. So it's irksome to say the least!

I'm just as closed-minded as Lindenites in certain ways. I really don't like close-minded, uppity snots! I don't have the stomach for those types. So doesn't that make me like the people I despise? Unlike those snots, I realize that's not a good way to be. I'm so thrilled that I don't live in da Jerz anymore. I feel like I'm graduating into adulthood finally.

Then again, I've always been a late-bloomer. I had my final growth spurt when I was in college. I went from 5'6" to 5'8" in a year. Ugh! I was in such a rush to grow up. Now, I'm not trying push stuff. This is my year. I'm going to grab life by the cohones!

I love living by the ocean. Period. My mother started getting hysterical because she heard Hubster and I talking about moving out. So I have to stay in Brooklyn for at least a while! My poor mother couldn't take it if moved far away again. Plus, the ASD program. I'm staying put for the moment! I'm not upset about it or anything. Finding programs for ASD children is difficult as is!

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woomishu
Jan. 14th, 2009 04:30 pm (UTC)
What if you find......
that the majority of Jews are like the people in your old town. Will you still want to convert to Judaism? I've heard (and I don't know much) that being a part of a community is an important aspect of Orthodox Judaism. How can you be an Orthodox Jew without a community. If I was misinformed, please let me know.
hipstamom
Jan. 16th, 2009 04:30 am (UTC)
Re: What if you find......
I think it depends on the community. In my old community, there was only one synagogue so I couldn't switch.

Thankfully, my current community is great. NYC in general is great because at least you have choices. I've met more like-minded people over here so I'm grateful.

Being part of a community is vital to Orthodox life. I was/am very concerned that I would never be able to find a community that my family would fit into.

So for now, I'm staying in Brooklyn. As for moving someplace else, I have to investigate very, very heavily because of my family's issues/requirements. My son's ASD really knocks a lot of communities out of the box. Asperger's is a lot to handle and many religious schools don't have the capacity or funding to deal with it! A non-religious private school for ASD children in this area starts at $70K.

I am thankful that TP has Asperger's because people show their true colors really fast. People get very critical and judgmental about TP. People has pulled their children away from TP because they think their kids will "catch" what he's got. Or they think I have crappy parenting skills. Either way, less people I want to deal with anyway.
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