Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Official...

I'm a college kid! I just finished my first day of classes and it was so unlike anything else I have ever experienced. First off, I've run into Derek several times and I kind of feel like the odds are against that happening. Still, it's always happy to run into people and get to talk to them. 

All my teachers so far seem AMAZING. They're fun, spiritual, helpful and just really happy people in general. We opened classes with a prayer and discussed things like Joseph Smith and scriptures within the lessons. We also listened to some Lady Gaga and talked about how chocolate and music are similar. It's all supposed to be the dopamine, but another benefit is that they both work on girls. So true.

Campus doesn't seem very intimidating anymore and I can even find my way back to my dorm without having to "walk towards the Y on the mountain." By the way, I can see the Y from my bedroom window. Nice view. 

Other than that, everything is amazing! I got to see Divine Comedy and watch Tangled on a 40 foot screen (while eating our new ice cream: BYU Brownie). Our FHE boys brought us brownies which were REALLY good, so it looks like it's going to be a sweet time here in Provo. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

BYU Bound

         It seems like yesterday that I typed "August 24 at 4:15 pm" into my little countdown and the number 76 popped up with the seconds ticking away. Every now and then I would glance back and see the days disappearing and I wondered what it would feel like when it said 30 or 20 or 10 or 1. I hit my 30 and 20 mark and I have to say that it feels absolutely crazy.    
     I'm going to college in what is now 19 days. I'm excited, but at the same time... I've never liked Ohio and the people here more. There is this quote... "It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives." So true.  
          Ohio has been a fun place (... but I have 19 days and I'm not finished yet!) and I'm sure BYU will be even more fun. Last night I described how I felt to a friend as a train slowly taking off and I'm standing behind it desperately trying to slow it down. So maybe I'm not quite ready to leave Ohio yet. We'll see when that 1 day left comes around. 

For now, this song has been stuck in my head for a few weeks now. :)