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Jun 15, 2021
5:41:49am
Xenon All-American
I hope for the best for you...
Honestly, my experience, from growing up, mission and now married life, and 6 years on high council ... roughly 50% work out right.

What I'm not sure is if it's 50% of Wards, or 50% of people in wards.

What I mean is this ... I think there probably WERE people in our "letdown" ward after Grad School who had a good tight community ... and maybe that is the problem, they didn't want to let in a postdoc and family that were leaving in a year or two. It's something I worry about in our current ward (which I think is pretty awesome) ... that maybe we are NOT great at letting in new people.

I know one ward in our stake that I worked with on High Council ... who some people came up to me as an "outsider" to say the ward was not at all friendly and was very cliquish. BUT I also know that there ARE people in that ward that like it as well.

SO .... good luck in your new situation ... I know I really worry about the people we kind of "lost" in COVID in our ward, as I'm sure they do exist. We had two big strong families move in, and I know the youth in ONE of those families integrated in quickly, but the other family not so well. (Kind of back to my 50% experience again...)

GO do it ... make the community you want ... and keep your eyes open to who else might be looking for the new community too.
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