Tuesday, November 27, 2012


Sometimes you just need a reminder. One of my old roommates posted this talk on Facebook the other day. I love Elder Holland. Well all the general authorities. But he can be so powerful.

While I was reading the talk I kept thinking back to something one of my other old roommates has told me many times through the past year. Doctrine and Covenants 45:62:

"For verily I say unto you, that great things await you."

I am applying to several different things right now for next fall. While I am excited for each potential opportunity, I am also scared out of my mind. And I keep wanting to back out and just stay with what I am comfortable in. But I can't do that. I know that the things I am doing are good and that I should be doing them.

That talk was a great reminder. Fear not.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lessons From Roomies

I have decided that everyone needs to experience living with a variety of people. I know for some people it just works (and happens) to go from living with their family to living with their spouse. But I have had the chance to live with a variety of people and I think that if people have the opportunity to do that they should take it. I learned so much living with all my roommates in Provo.

I learned that no one likes other people's messes and you need to clean up after yourself.

A bowl of cereal at midnight is always a good idea.

Love someone and support them through their trials.

Sometimes, when you need to focus on something, it's ok to put your headphones in and pretend you are listening to music.

How to make really good homemade potatoe soup.

It's the little acts of service that mean the most.

Express your emotions. People feel the same way or have been in similar situations and can help.

Dancing in the kitchen isn't normal.

We all have our quirks, but those were the things I always loved most.

To all my former roomies: you guys are great. I miss you and love you all!