8.16.2012

oh, life.

a year ago today, i bought my car, which was lovingly dubbed "swag cam" by thomas about nine months ago. (sorry, jess, carter the camry just wasn't sticking like we thought it would). i was talking to my sister last night, as i took her out to practice driving in the old corolla (yep, still going strong!) and we both agreed that it seemed like forever ago.

i start up my last undergrad fall semester on monday and i'll be taking the gre in one week + one day. FREAKING OUT ABOUT IT. if you've taken it, what did you think and how did you study?

last friday, i met with my counselor and completed my application for graduation in the spring. and between her discussing mumford and sons and saying odd, quirky things about the choice of a BA vs. BS and the gray paint all over my hands (painted my room gray on my day off last week), i thought, "what? how am i almost done with my undergrad?"

and then, let's not even talk about choosing where to apply to grad school. i know definitely the U, but after that, i have a list a mile long that needs shortening and refining. a lot of time will be spent in the next month looking over speech path programs and tuition and rankings, etc. then all of these apps are due on december 1st or shortly afterwards. what???

this being an adult and growing up business can be a little bit overwhelming. and yet at times, this all feels so familiar. i feel like i'm a million years old. the entire summer i have thought a lot about age and how it's all relative. i hope i can always be young at heart. you know, i want to be one of those grandmas that's like crazy lady at the utah games. but at the same time, i know i'm such an old soul. 

over a month ago, someone talked in church about this life and how ephemeral it is, but how long lasting our decisions can be. he compared it with learning how to golf and becoming great at golfing. so much goes into learning how to golf--how to position yourself, your hands, your feet. how to swing. what clubs to use and when. purchasing golf gloves. picking a caddy. and all of that goes into hitting the golf ball and all of that determines where that golf ball goes once it has been hit. i know this life is like that. we were able to learn how to go through this life and so much goes into it and then for a short moment, we are here on this earth, but how we've prepared and what we learn and do in this life determines our trajectory. it's all so scary and difficult at times--trying to figure out what i'm supposed to learn/do or what knowledge i already have that needs to be applied, but i am so grateful to simply know that i don't have to do it all alone.

"Seek heavenly guidance one day at a time. Life by the yard is hard; by the inch — it's a cinch. Each of us can be true for just one day — and then one more, and then one more after that, until we've lived a lifetime guided by the Spirit, a lifetime close to the Lord, a lifetime of good deeds and righteousness." -President Thomas S. Monson

5 comments:

  1. Congrats girl on almost being done with your undergrad!!! And good for you for going to grad school! You'll nail that GRE! I remember being in the same place, and the future can feel so daunting, but Heavenly Father will allow it to unfold one day at a time. He'll make sure you get to the right place :)

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  2. Love this. How exciting/scary it must be to be on your last semester! I'm taking 2 major speech path. classes this semester and I'm nervous!

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  3. Love that quote :). Exciting you're applying to grad school! have you thought about utah state's program?

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  4. The Lord's firm grip on our life is like a solid grip on our golf club. Both result in accuracy that is on the mark and not short of the goal of our life (Romans 3:23). Good luck in your future studies and God bless.

    http://hittingthegolfball.com

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  5. The Lord's firm grip on our life is like a solid grip on our golf club. Both result in accuracy that is on the mark and not short of the goal of our life (Romans 3:23). Good luck in your future studies and God bless.

    http://hittingthegolfball.com

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