It's been a while since I've posted anything and so much has happened since then. This past year has been crazy! So many wonderful things have happened: I got engaged to and married my best friend, I got an awesome new job that I'm loving, and have had lots of great experiences with friends and … Continue reading Bumps in the road
I love competition. I love everything about it. It doesn’t matter what kind: sports, music, grades, silly games…you name it, I’ll get really into it. I don’t really understand why I love it so much. Being competitive is often seen as prideful because it’s a battle to see who is better. But for me, it’s … Continue reading Tug of War
On my mission, I used to carry a little notebook around. I called it my “drops of sunshine” book. It was like a mini journal; I would write in it every day, listing anything remotely positive, any “drop of sunshine”, that I came across. Sometimes the things I listed were as big as an investigator … Continue reading Drops of Sunshine
This is always a bittersweet time of year. Today marks the end of yet another Hill Cumorah Pageant. I have been so blessed to have had the opportunity to grow up being a part of the cast of this wonderful production. (If you don’t know what the Hill Cumorah Pageant is, see http://www.mormon.org/hillcumorah-pageant). Year after … Continue reading Reflections
Well, this is it. I never thought it would actually happen, but the last week of my mission is finally here. It's the weirdest thing, to think that everything that I've known, lived, and breathed for the last 18 months is about to completely change. And at the same time, I'm coming home completely changed. … Continue reading The Final Hurrah
This week has been a little stormy, to say the least. As the title suggests, it rained a ton this week. The windows in our house are little sunroofs and on Thursday, there was a big downpour while we were at English course. Well, Sorella Cano and I had forgotten to close the sunroof in … Continue reading The week we left the sunroof open during the torrential rainstorm
Ciao tutti! This week has been so crazy with transfers and everything. Man. Mine and Sorella Henson's new companions are here! 😀 Our house has done a 180° flip haha it's crazy. My companion is Sorella Cano and Sorella Henson's greenie is Sorella Sanchez! The one greenie that doesn't speak any English, haha. Both of … Continue reading Italian is oozing out of my ears
First, let's just take a second to take a deep breath before thinking about the fact that I'm heading into my last transfer of my mission. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Alright. Done freaking out now. For my last transfer, I will be staying in Palermo!! Yay!!! 😀 Thank goodness haha as I absolutely LOVE Palermo! But I'm getting … Continue reading Last transfer call…
Yay August is over!! Man, August on the mission is definitely a bit of a challenge. Besides the fact that it's super duper hot and humid, everyone goes on vacation! So all the people we had been working with before August are finally getting back from vacation today and tomorrow, so now we won't have … Continue reading August is over!!!
Summer is officially starting to taper off! August in Italy is definitely the roughest month, as far as missionary work goes. Almost all of our investigators are on vacation, so we've been doing a lot of finding and looking for less actives. But by the end of this week, hopefully our friends will be back … Continue reading God loves me!