I really love fast and testimony meeting in a singles ward. I love the insights that one can find from the people their own age. I felt the spirit more strongly today than I think I have ever felt in one room. I was especially touched with what one young man said. He talked about how he was feeling really homesick (like most college students) and one day he was having an especially rough patch. One of his friends (to help him feel better) said this, "what is one day in the glimpse of eternity." I really liked this, but he took it in the sense that this one bad day will not mean a lot in eternity. While I like this, I thought of it a different way. As I have felt throughout the week, being away from my family really stinks, and when I thought about it I thought how horrible it would be to be without my family for eternity. I mean think about it. If it is this bad now, how bad would it be to live in a different place for forever! It makes me never want to do anything bad to keep me from the celestial kingdom and away from them. I think about the fact that if they were in the celestial kingdom and I wasn't I couldn't pick when I do or don't get to see them. Like now when I'm at college and I get lonely I can call them whenever I want. I have family just a short drive away. If I were in the terrestrial kingdom while they were in the celestial I wouldn't be able to do that. That saddens me greatly, but at they same time gives me some motivation to do my best in this life so I will be with them forever. I love my family and to be with them forever is all that I could ask for.


Feeling like a little homemaker

Definitely the biggest adjustment with going to college was having my own place and having to take care of it and myself. I have really like it though. I love being able to go to bed when I want, get up when I want. Everything is just great! So, anyway, yesterday I got time to enjoy being a homemaker again. I put on an apron and cooked hamburger. I'm building my own food storage up a little yesterday. I cooked some hamburger I had, froze it and I'm storing it up for later. I also took some zucchini and shredded and it and froze it for later use. All in all, I felt very accomplished yesterday when I got it all done. I really enjoyed being able to feel like I could provide for myself and it was wonderful. I can't wait to completely run my own home. Here are some pictures of my accomplishment:


College life

I really am enjoying college. I really enjoy class sizes, and I'm fitting in really easily here. BYU is definitely the best school ever! I'm excited for the football game tonight, except that I have to work for it. I can't sit back and watch it like most people would do. I really hope the fans aren't too crazy, because I really don't want any big problems tonight. I also really hope that BYU wins! I think that BYU can totally trash Utah, but let's hope I'm right. :)
Anyways, back to college. I've recently changed my major. I am no longer a Business major. I am now a Family History and Genealogy major. I changed because I'm taking a basic family history class and I am absolutely love it! I know that family history is going to be something I can do as a job, and for fun. I know that as I do family history I'm going to become closer to my eternal family, and my family here on Earth. I hope to be able to teach my family all I learn, and if there is anyone else who wants to learn as I get farther along, give me a call and I will totally help.
Another class that I am taking is American Heritage. It is one of the required General Education classes, but so far I am really enjoying it. The teachers for all of these classes do a really good job. They are really smart, and have some really good teaching methods. I think I'm going to learn a lot about where the values in America came from, and how this amazing country got started! I also like how we aren't only thinking about all of this logically, but we talk about all of it in terms of the gospel. That is one thing that I really like about this school. I like that we can combine secular knowledge with spiritual knowledge. It makes learning a lot easier.
I'm also taking some of the business classes right now. I'm probably going to minor in business so that is why I am still taking the business classes even though I am no longer a business major. One of my business classes is accounting. I kind of like accounting. The only problem with it is that I really have to change my way of thinking as I think about how business calculate their money. They really account for things differently that I thought they would. Another business class I am in taking is a finite mathematics class. I like the class. I've always been good at math so I love the challenge that this new type of math gives me. A lot of people say that finite mathematics is similar to statistics which I have never taken before. I like learning all this new stuff though. Another business class I am taking is a excel spreadsheet class. I like learning with computers and I really like the setup of the class. It is a pass/fail class so as long as you do the homework and attend class you should pass. I like that this is the case.
Well, now that you've read all about my classes, I'll tell you a little bit about my roommates. My roommates name's are Brittany, Kristiana, and Ayne (pronounced Ina). They are all really great and I'm getting along with all of them. I'm so glad that we are getting along. If we weren't it would make this semester a lot harder. Brittany is the RA (residential assistant) for the building. She is really easy going, and really responsible. I really am glad that she is my roommate. She has great advice. Kristiana is really nice, and funny. She has a great personality. She is always cracking funny jokes, and I love it! Ayne is the roommate that I share a room with. She is the best roommate I could ever ask for! She is really nice, and easy to get along with. I like talking with her about school, and my social life. She listens really well and always gives great feedback.
So, that is pretty much all of it. This was much longer than I thought it was going to be. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. I'm going to try harder to post more regularly. So, there you have it! My thoughts about life as a college students. :)