Snapshots of Life

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My thoughts

It has once again been far too long since I have deposited my two cents in the blogging world piggy bank. I guess I have been so busy that I haven't had time to organize worthwhile thoughts around any particular subject. I still haven't, but figured I might as well opine on a few matters anyway.

This fall is the first fall in the history of my life since the age of 3 or 4 that I have not returned to the classroom or lecture hall, save the time I was on my mission. I miss school already. Sure, it's nice to be able to come home and not have any reading to do or papers to write, it's great to have a job that pays decent, and it's nice to have time to actually read what I want to read, but at the same time I miss that kind of learning. There is also a certain amount of safety in school. It is familiar. It is something at which I've done well. Now that I'm out of school I feel more officially "grown up", which opens the door to "the real world" and all that comes with it. I'm still getting used to the fact that I have an office with my name on the door. I have a lease with my name on it. I have an employee IRA. This year I will mark something other than the 'student' box under profession on my taxes. Why is it that sometimes I just don't feel old enough for all this stuff?

If I don't start exercising soon I'm gonna gain 50 lbs. by the end of the year!

Therapy is more than just talking. Healing is most often a process, not an event.

Saturday marks 8 years since I received my mission call to the Italy, Rome mission. That's a day I'll never forget.

I love President Eyring! I want to be as genuine and humble as him.

My creative side is challenged.

I hate when I'm this overdue for a haircut!

The leaves in Sardine Canyon last week were the most amazing colors I've ever seen. I didn't know we had autumn leaves like that in Utah.

Mitt Romney has got to be less stiff and more genuine if he wants to win the primaries, let alone the general election. I'm really impressed by Mike Huckabee - unelectable but nevertheless an eloquent, capable, and good man. I'm beginning to fear more and more that we are going to wake up on the first wednesday of November 2008 to the news of Madame President. I'm not scared that the title will be Madame President, just scared of who the Madame will be!

It's awesome to have my whole family here in Utah, even if it's just for a little bit. I can't get over how fortunate I feel to be in such a fun and supportive and loving family.

That's all...for now.