Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunday = Big day

I found out last night that I am getting my branch president/bishop interview AND stake president interview Sunday. I am excited! That means my papers will be in Sunday night and then I should be getting my call on the 12 or 19th!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Almost there

Today I got my medical and dental exams done and as far as I know all is good to go! I finished my end of the papers and submitted them. Now I am just waiting for my interviews and then for the call! It is such an amazing feeling to know I am doing what I need to be doing and what Heavenly Father wants me to do. Everything has just fallen into place. Once my papers are officially in the guessing game can begin.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

What do you think it is???

Sunday morning I woke up with this bite on the back of my left thigh. i thought it was mosquito bite but then it started swelling really bad which made me think I got bit by a spider. I have had many bites before but none of them have done this... triple in size and turn different colors. The center is purple, then red, pink and a ring of white around it.

Yesterday at work it was getting worse and worse. By lunch it was the size of my palm. By the time I got home it was as big as my hand. No bueno! I decided I should probably get it checked out since it is not normal at all. So I went to the doctor and she gave me some meds to take. Since then it has gone down in size but still itches really bad and has turned purple. This is what it looks like today...

I hope it keeps going away! On a side note, I just have my medical and dental exams for my papers and then my interviews :) They are coming along and I am hoping it will be in by the end of next week. I will let you know when they are in and when the guessing begins.

Monday, July 12, 2010

One Step at a Time

I started my papers last week and will have them in by the end of the month. I think I finally have everything figured out, just need to finish and get my medical and dental which are in a couple weeks. After that I have my interviews with the branch president and then stake president. I am super excited for everything. Life is just falling into place and I love it!

As far as the rest of life goes, it's great. I am working and really wish I was done, but I need to keep working. I can do it! Only another month and a half. This last weekend I went to a murder mystery dinner party. I ended up being the killer haha. Then Saturday night I went to a benefit concert for Haiti that Rachelle planned. It was really good. The second half was amazing! That is pretty much life. Keeping busy with work, church, friends, and mission stuff.

Monday, July 5, 2010

It's Just the Beginning

After much thought and prayer I have decided and feel SO good about this decision.. I am going to go serve a mission! I am super excited about it and super scared. It is amazing to see a rainbow at the end of your trials. I found the scripture that one of the sister missionaries shared with me it is found in Words of Mormon 1:7. It says:

And I do this for a wise purpose; for thus it whispereth me, according to the workings of the Spirit of the Lord which is in me. And now, I do not know all things; but the Lord knoweth all things which are to come; wherefore, he worketh in me to do according to his will.

After reading this scripture and getting my answer in different ways I know that this is what I need to be doing. I am so grateful that everything is falling into place thus far. I hope that the rest of it will as well.

I have had my pre-mission interview and will be starting my papers this week. I will keep you updated with everything!

P.S. If you know anyone who is looking for a car.. I am selling mine

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I Just Don't Know What to do with...

Myself! This week has been so overwhelming and stressful. Monday night I was sitting at FHE and tears were on the urge of coming out. I tried holding them in as long as I could, since FHE is my calling. I last until 8:30 when my friends starting noticing something was wrong so I took off before I had to really talk to anybody. I was talking with my friend Danielle out by our cars and she said I should go get a blessing when I got home. So I did that. When I got home, I asked my dad if he would give me a blessing. I didn't tell him what was going, but in that blessing I got comfort and guidance. Since then life has been mellowing out a little. Still stressful but getting better.

Some things that are going on in my life right now are:

1. Work. People are work are so dramatic and somehow things involving me get around the warehouse. It is very frustrating when people you don't want to know stuff, know things about you. We have been working like crazy the last 2 days to get our orders done that are supposed to be tomorrow. It is quite insane at work and it will be a miracle if it get all the way done! I hope I get my 3 day weekend they are promising us.

2. Career. I am having the hardest time finding a teaching job. I find openings like crazy but don't get interviews. I had one interview and it went really well. The group was really impressed; however, they picked someone with a master's degree. :( I was kinda upset about that but realized there is something better for me. I still haven't found work. So I am playing with the idea of going on a mission again. I guess it was about 2 years when I had the thought of going on one and now it is back. I am going with the mindset, but I think it is changing, of IF I don't get teaching job then I am going to go on a mission. I was talking with the sister missionaries about it last night. One of them is a lot like me so I figured I would get some help and thoughts from her. I have told her a little bit about what is going on and she gave me this scripture to read. As I was reading it I got the chills and a thought of maybe I should just prepare for a mission now.

I am just confused on what to do with my life. Everything is so up in the air, it's crazy. I hope that I make the right choice and that I will be comforted and blessed with whatever the Lord has in store for me.