Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Our future home

I will own this house one day.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Starting out on the home stretch

Yes, I am finally able to say that this is my last semester of prereqs before I can apply to SLCC's nursing program. I'm super excited, and it's nice to finally feel like I'm moving away from the seemingly endless list of classes I need to take before applying. I'm still planning on applying to the U's program in the Fall, so I have a few more (harder) classes to take this year, but the light is beginning to appear at the end of the tunnel. I was noticing this week that even though I was really dreading the start of the semester, and I know I'm going to be busy, I had a really good feeling at the end of the first day of school. I realized that this is just a reaffirmation that I really am on the right path. The middle of the semester will inevitably bring on its usual feelings of inadequacy, most likely involving more than one pep talk from Ian, crying, and the whole "What-am-I-doing-with-my-life" soul searching that we all experience at some point, but I'm feeling pretty good right now. In the first presidency address in the Ensign this month, President Monson talks about "David and Goliath" situations that we come across in our expedition through life.

"There will be times when you will be frightened and discouraged. You may feel that you are defeated. The odds of obtaining victory may appear overwhelming. At times you may feel like David trying to fight Goliath. But remember—David did win!"

As I pondered that message, I realized that David just had to find that sweet spot between Goliath's eyes that made it all work. After talking to Meg about it, she pointed out that David didn't do it, the rock was led to where it needed to be because of his faith. Good point. I came to the overwhelming conclusion that there is a spot somewhere. Where or when I'm not sure at this point, but it does exist. So just as the rock was guided from the slingshot to Goliath's forehead, if I just keep on this path and have faith (That's the hard part), I'll be led to my spot. I'll reach my goal. And then, simply because of the irony of life, I'll discover my next Goliath.