Thursday, September 29, 2011

Don't Worry, Be Happy!

...that's what I have been trying to tell myself all day as I've been stressing about life in general, slaving away at my online Anatomy and Physiology homework, and trying to survive a brutal cold. That's why I was finding creative ways such as the above photo to cheer myself up. But, never fear! Tomorrow at this time, I'll be at home!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sanctify Yourselves

Though this video was not of an experience that is my own or that I personally witnessed, it reminded me of experiences that I have had and it strengthened my testimony of the priesthood. I am so grateful that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and that I can partake of the blessings of the priesthood. I am also grateful for the worthy priesthood holders in my life and for the effort that they make to use their priesthood to bless their lives and my own.

Monday, September 19, 2011

For Your Love

My roommate showed me this song the other day when we were driving to Walmart and I think I've listened to it literally 30 times since. I absolutely love it!!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Monkey Bridge

This morning, my roommate Rachel and I went "bridge jumping" with two guys, Jared and Brian, from our ward. Oh man! It was so much fun! The place that we went to was called Monkey Bridge (over the Snake River I believe... Correct me if I'm wrong). Basically, we just jumped off the bridge into the water. It was so much fun but the water was freezing cold! I swam in the water but it took me a while to get up the courage to jump off. But, I am so glad I did! It was such a thrill! Here are some sweet pictures that we got.

Monkey Rocks

We all jumped. Mission accomplished.

Marchin' On

Well, since my last post, I've just been doing my best to survive college life. Though I've had a lot of stress with starting school and tons of homework and still some lingering homesickness, it's been a blast! I'm much more confident now than I was last week that I'm going to love it here. A lot has happened so I'll just tell you about a few of the things that have been going on.

First, I have been having tons of fun with my roommates and have been loving getting to know them! I can tell it's going to be a fun semester. Seriously, these girls are great and I love them.

Second, I've been working on making some new friends. Actually, I haven't had to work all that hard... But, I haven't turned into the shy and quiet hermit that I predicted I would before I moved. That's a good thing right? On Sunday after church, a bunch of guys from our ward came over to our apartment to meet us and we ended up visiting for a while and they or another group of guys has been over every night since. Or, like last night, all of us were out on dates or just hanging out with some of those guys. It's been a lot of fun getting to know people and we've done lot's of fun things! I hope that I can keep a balance of homework and hanging out and still get some sleep!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Home sweet home...

...well, hopefully soon it will be. I moved into my apartment yesterday and have been doing my best to settle in. I love my roommates and think we'll have a lot of fun this semester and I feel like things have gone well so far. But, when I'm not actively doing something, I start to think about friends and family and home. Occasionally, I'll think of something that I want to to do or someone that I want to see and then I realize that I can't because I'm four hours away from those things. I've been trying not to focus on them too much but there have definitely been a few rough moments. However, I've decided that even though my room isn't the one I'm used to and my new apartment isn't what I'd regularly refer to as home, things are going to turn out good. This doesn't just have to be some apartment I'm staying in for the semester and Rexburg doesn't just have to be the town that houses that apartment. But, this cute little place can be my home for now. (Don't worry my cute little sisters. We all know where my real home will always be.) I need to just be myself and have as much fun as I can! I am determined to make this semester great!