Long time no post.
Since we last met, I have moved across the country, made two trips back to Utah, written a thesis, proposed my thesis, had my MTC date change twice, given a farewell talk, cancelled my mission after my farewell talk (yea, awkward), and now begun to pack to move across the country once again.
WHAT THE RANDOM?
Over the past 6 months I have stayed on many a couches, had many a bawl fests, participated in many a thesis-sessions, and had many a supportive friends, family, roommates, leaders, professors, and ward members present and past. The theme of these past few months has been constantly staying on my toes, and adapting quickly when things change. Because it feels like they always do. And when things don't work out, there's always something just as good or better waiting. Sometimes you have to let things fall through and wait to see what great things await you. Which is where I am right now. Waiting to find out what great things await me.
My full mission call to present story will be shared soon, but here's a snippet:
The day I decided I would be cancelling my mission call and moving back to Provo I was in Provo at my old apartment complex. I texted one of my roommates (from last semester, but once a roommate always a roommate) to inform her I had some news. When she got home from work she came looking for me around the apartment complex because I wasn't home. As soon as she walked in to the apartment I was in I just said "Do you want to live with me this summer?" She screamed "YES!" and jumped on me to give me a huge hug.
Later that day another one of my past roommates (who I lived with for a year) got home. This dear friend's wedding is this summer and I was going to miss it because of my mission. When she walked in I just said "Can I come to your wedding?" She immediately teared up with joy.
Basically, if you are one of the people who was supportive and understanding of my life changing a million times over the past few months.... THANK YOU. And the responses of my roommates was not shared to show how great I am (although I am kinda great), but to show that if I've gotta stay, I'm staying to a beautiful life full of people who love me. I'm a pretty lucky lady.