On yesterdays note, I read this talk today and absolutely loved it!! I especially loved this part... "Hope alone, however, does not cause us to succeed. Many honorable hopes have gone unfulfilled, shipwrecked on the reefs of good intentions and laziness". Here is the link to it: https://lds.org/general-conference/2011/04/hope?lang=eng.
Today was my first day of BYU! It was so fantastic! I am taking American Literary History and American Humanities colonial to some date I don't know. I can't believe I am going here, but I am so excited and I only got lost once ;) It's going to be a great semester!
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
I have an announcement... today was officially my last day I will ever step foot in UVU as a student ever again!! I start BYU tomorrow!! I am so excited I could cry (and I don't cry so that's a big deal ;)
Now, I have to explain why this is so exciting for me... I have always been a very goal oriented and driven person, however, some devastating things happened in my life which I allowed to put me into a momentary funk. I started to feel safer doing what people have often advised... have low expectations and be pleasantly surprised. I did this for a little bit and then I was very blessed to meet a new friend who reminded me of the old me. I decided I missed that me and through a lot of prayer and hard work was able to find hope again and dream big. BYU was one of my dream big goals and I was so scared that I would not get in, but I did!! So, the reason it almost brings me to tears every time I think of attending BYU is because a) it is a phenomenal school and b) it was the first milestone of hitting my big goals, every time I think of it, it makes me so excited! I will never ever have low expectations again, because we get what we expect and work for (if it is right).
I have so many other big goals I have completed, am in the process of completing, or am waiting for the right time to be completed. Long story short... I am grateful for the ability to hope again and work towards goals. I can't wait for tomorrow and love my life!