Usually I am not one to say a semester was hard, difficult, or stressful but this one was. 2013 has brought a lot of new things into my life that I haven't wanted to deal with and then I wait and wait until I get woken up to real life with a slap to the face.
I am so glad I am now done with finals but I'm leaving this semester knowing I should have and could have done better. I could blame a lot of things on my lack of focus and determintation but what it comes down to is the choices I made and how I used my time.
So today I am beginning again. I am making a fresh start with this spring semester. A lot of things are about to change and I am confident that Heavenly Father has a plan for me and that his ways are higher than my ways.
With that I announce on my blog that I am going to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This has been a decision I have been thinking about, trying to forget about, pushing aside, waiting on since President Monson's announcement of the age change back in October. Most people that know me will know that this decision did not come from my desire to serve a mission but from my desire to do what Heavenly Father wants me to do.
I am excited for this new experience and am terrified to get my blood drawn next week but I cannot wait to hear where the Lord needs me to be. It's hard to accept that everyone I know here at BYU will be graduated by the time I get back but that does not mean that we will stop being friends because everyone will write to me and won't forget me because I'm me....right?
And so a new chapter in my book begins.