Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Swing of Things...

Eww. School started this week. Funny that I say eww cause my whole mission I really missed going to school. But after two whole years of not using my brain, except to figure out what the junk Elder Talmage was saying in Jesus the Christ, I feel like a moron!! I'm sure I'll do fine, but goodness! I don't know a darn thing! So far my classes seem relatively easy - still have two more to go to, so I hope I haven't jinxed myself. I am kinda bummed cause I have a research paper in my Pearl of Great Price class - you just write about whatever you want that is related to the PofGP and you're good. I had thought of something that really interested me a lot...then I realized that the idea I was basing it off of is not actually in the scriptures, but rather, in the Temple. Therefore, I cannot use it. Shucks. But now I'm thinking of maybe doing a comparison paper on the different creation stories in different cultures and religions. I don't know - I still have a little while to decide. So far my other classes just have a TON of reading - which I can handle as long as I prioritize my time...not exactly my strong suit at the moment.

In other news, I got a job! I had been training the past two months to work in the Coding Lab for Flourishing Families, as I mentioned in my last, really, really old post. Well, it turned out that they didn't have enough funding to hire anyone else. So I was stuck finding something else. Well, I had an interview this morning for a position as a secretary in the Dean's Office for the School of Education. I thought it went pretty well - I hadn't really had a job interview in...close to four years, so I didn't really know. They told me that they would be calling tomorrow to let me know what they had decided. Well, around 1:30, while I was taking a much needed nap, my phone rang. I almost didn't hear it. It was them! They decided - already! - to hire me! So, now I have to wake up every week day at 6:30 (something I vowed to never do again after the mission) and be at work at 8. And I need to get new clothes cause it's in the Dean's Office and apparently that means I have to look nice. Which, hey - new clothes! I can't complain there! So, I am VERY grateful this worked out. I was incredibly worried for a while...you know, a whole 10 days since I found out the Lab might not work out. I don't know what else I would have done. I prayed HARD, and so did my family. And lookey there - the Lord helped me out! Things always work out...they may not be what we want or what we expected, but we can be sure that the Lord will make all things work together for our good. I am sure of that. I don't know why it couldn't work out with the Lab (from Heaven's perspective), but really? When do I ever understand why Heavenly Father does what He does with my life? I have complete trust in Father and in His love for me and His power to make things work out, as long as I am doing my best to follow Him. I'm excited to see why this is what He made happen...hopefully it's something I'll notice and enjoy! But if not, I still trust.

So here I am at the start of a new semester trying to get back into the swing of things. School, work, single's ward...I'm a little overwhelmed, but that's to be expected. It's kinda hard cause basically everyone I knew is gone from BYU so I have to make all new friends. And I'm not necessarily at the stage in my life where I want to make too many new friends. Ideally, I'll only be for a year, then I'll be off to some fun new place for Grad School. And I just want all my old friends to come back. Or come home, cause lots of them are still on the mission. But I guess I just need to suck it up and be friendly or whatever. :D Luckily, my roommates are really nice and one of them, Kayla, and I are becoming good friends. So, here's to the start of so many new things...hope they all turn out well!

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