Friday, November 7, 2008


Long time, no update. I’m still here at school just plowing along. It has been an insanely busy semester for me. Sometimes I wonder how I haven’t fallen over from and passed out from lack of sleep. For the most part, I continue to enjoy my classes, and my love for this school, the church, the gospel, and the Islands grows every day.

I can’t explain how much I enjoy living in an apartment. I love being able to cook for myself and not having to eat in the cafeteria. It is so much cheaper and so much better. I love my roommates, though having nine of them can be hard at times.

As I mentioned in a previous blog, I was accepted to the Brigham Young University Jerusalem Center for Near-Easter Studies for winter semester but after a lot of thought and prayer, I decided that it just was not what Heavenly Father wanted me to do right now. That was an extremely tough decision and realization, but I feel confident that it was the right one. I am sure that because of my obedience, there must be a much better blessing in store for me right here in Laie.

With the sharp drop in flights for Christmas plane tickets, I was able to afford to buy a ticket to go home for Christmas. I just bought my plane ticket last Friday, so I’m excited. It was quite inexpensive; barely more than I paid last year. While I wasn’t upset about having to stay here for the holiday, I’m more excited to be able to go home and see my family, friends, snow, and my doggies, of course.

I was offered a job a Camp Bloomfield again, but I just don’t know what to do. I hadn’t planned on flying home next summer, so it is hard to rationalize spending half my summer salary on a flight to get to work. Plus, I also have opportunities to do an internship in some really amazing places, but I know I will miss my camp friends desperately if I don’t go there. What is it with all these tough decisions in life? :p

I continue to think constantly about which grad school I want to go to. I really need to take the GRE but I hesitate to register when I don’t even have time to study. I really want to take it during Christmas break, since I’ll be back here on December 31.

They are about to kick us out of the library- almost midnight, so I gotta go. I continue to enjoy reading everyone else’s blogs even though I never update mine.

No time to proofread so please forgive my errors.