Friday, April 25, 2014

The Final Countdown

I cant believe how quickly time escapes you when you have so much to get done. It's almost comical. When I first came home from BYU-I the days seemed long and careless. Especially in contrast to my fleeting and stress filled days I have recently encountered.

However stressed or scared I may be I need to keep in mind that I am doing great things. This thought has been repeatedly brought up to me by my awesome mom and is something I try to keep in mind. I feel like a lot of the time I get so caught up in the checklist of things to do and things to worry about that I forget to just step back and breathe.

Breathe in, I can be stressed and happy. Breathe out, This is the right thing for me. Breathe in, I'm going to a beautiful place. Breathe out, and God will be with me every step of the way....

I'm so excited for my mission, and I still have 100% confidence that this is where I should be at this point in my life. I cant help but obsess over every detail and stress about the little things because that's just who I am. BUT that doesn't mean I cant enjoy today. My mission is coming fast! I need to make my last days here happy ones. I have so many loved ones supporting me and so many awesome things happening!

Here is just a few to prove it...

I turn NINETEEN in two days! On the 28th I will officially be old enough to serve a mission! It's funny to look back and see all the amazing experiences this last year has given me. I cant wait to see what this one brings!


I see Cameron soon!!!
For those of you who haven't seen my sappy Facebook posts, Cameron has been away at school for the past couple months and we haven't been able to see each other for quite some time (114 days to be exact.. haha) AND HE IS FINALLY COMING HOME! I see him next Wednesday and couldn't be more excited! He is my best friend and I love him to death. I'm sure my family is just as excited to have him back because I'm pretty positive I have been driving them crazy.

A lot of chapters in my life are coming to a close as my mission draws near...but I can keep smiling because "When God closes a door, somewhere He opens a window"


Wednesday, April 2, 2014


So there I was, hanging out with my family trying to think of something to blog about, when I looked down at the clock. Crap. Its Wednesday.... I'm now a half hour late to institute. After kind of weighing the options of running around the house getting ready then speeding there I decided to just stay home.

Now what.

I feel like I  have so much to do but when it comes down to it there is a lot that I've already taken care of. My brain is tricking me! I've always been the kind of person that stresses over all the dumb little things but is totally chill and fine about things that I should worry about.

On a positive note I could not be more excited for Ecuador. I've done all I can from Google to my local library and anything else I can get my hands on to learn about my home for the next year and a half. 

Of course I'm scared, stressed beyond belief, and feel completely unqualified to represent our Savior, but I know that if I try my best and leave the rest up to the Lord I will be blessed. 

“After all that has been said, our greatest and most important duty is to preach the gospel.” Joseph Smith