Tuesday, May 1, 2012

If you think you can or you can't, you're right either way


AHHH....So the semester is FINALLY done. FINALLY! I also FINALLY shaved today...that was not pretty. And I FINALLY went to the store...we were in desperate need of food that doesn't come from a box, can or freezer. And I FINALLY painted and cut my nails that have gone neglected for over a month. And I FINALLY started to tackled the dishes that were overtaking our sink. And I FINALLY cleaned out the fridge of all the rank food. And I FINALLY put my textbooks back on the shelf-possibly to NEVER be opened again!

Sigh...  I really need to thank you all for how sweet you are. Your comments regarding my previous post meant a lot to me! Thank you thank you! So you might be wondering how things turned out? Despite me telling everyone at least 5,000 times that I am dropping out...I didn't. I stuck with it. And I can honestly say I put my all into it. No matter how my grades turn out, there's something to be said for that. I stand behind the work that I've done. I know it was my best, and I think I deserve to be proud of that. I can't tell you how much I've prayed and hoped and dreamt that I will pass my biochemistry class, but I know that if I don't I'll keep trying. I'm already signed up for summer school in case I don't! Becoming a dietitian has been a goal of mine for...I don't know...since I was a teenager...probably almost ten years! Since I knew the career existed! Heavenly Father has guided me so much to pursue this (I couldn't even list all the ways!), that I know it's the right decision. I can't give all that up because I'm exhausted and want to quit and my goal seems impossible. That's the great thing about us humans is that we can do just about anything we put our minds to. Some people it might take a heckuva lot more patience and practice and they might never be 100% as talented as the person who is blessed with that mysterious "natural born talent", but we can all overcome our weak patches...at least improve! A few days ago I was talking to someone at work and encouraging them to go back to school to finish their degree. We came to the conclusion that it just doesn't feel natural. Working so hard for something that seems so abstract (a dang piece of paper!) like that just doesn't come naturally. It's like walking backwards or writing with your feet. It's hard to do and sometimes even harder to stick with. But I know I need to do it. I know I'm meant to do it. And I want to do it. SO, come December 2012 you WILL see some (1,673) pictures of me in a cap and gown....and they will likely paint the pages of this blog for months.

In regards to the other things....we were supposed to let our apartment complex know today if we are moving or renewing our lease...but we haven't. We have to pay every day we don't tell them. But who has time to look for an apartment in the middle of finals and a million other things going on? We're trying desperately to find a place to live by Friday! Wish us luck!!!

Also, I was just called as secretary in the Relief Society Presidency of our ward. It's exciting but it'll be a lot of work! I already have two meetings this week. Good thing school is out :) That's also tricky because now we want to stay in the ward. Clint was also called as a Gospel Doctrine teacher. He's a little nervous but I know he'll do amazing. I'm always so impressed with his scripture knowledge! Pretty big callings for such youngins!

As far as my health, I've discovered essential oils! I'll probably end up doing an entire post on them but they're amazing! Does anyone else use them? They've helped my migraines so so much! They also help me feel more energized and alert, which is another symptom of constant migraines that a lot of people don't know about. A lot of the times I feel like I'm in a haze. And in other areas, we're still in testing to figure out the problem but at least now I have a little more time to dedicate to that! I feel so bad for our bodies sometimes. They're amazing. My fingers are typing this while my heart keeps perfect rhythm, my GI tract digests my delicious food, I can hear and smell and touch so many things, I can breath, there are BILLIONS of reactions taking place right now. I don't think we give our bodies enough credit for how amazing they are. Even though I wish sometimes my body had a little less junk in the trunk, and a lot of times it causes me a lot of pain, there are definitely more things right with it that it's doing a good job at.

So, basically this post is a mess. And we've been crazy busy. And I'm a really boring blogger. But thanks for sticking around :)

Because you stuck around you get to see the latest and greatest from my sister's kids! I love them :) I would text my sister (daily, I think sometimes more than daily) and ask for pictures of the cute kids for my motivation! It worked! Here's two that she sent:

I can't wait to give them loads of hugs and kisses Friday! :)


Kelsey said...

Wahooooooooo!!! Way to go girl!!!! I'm sure you'll pass biochem! That blasted class was the worst! I hope you can be free from summer school and can just ENJOY the next few months!! What are your last classes next semester? So happy for you for gettin it done!

Ali said...

Yay for finals being over! ;) And good luck on the apartment hunt I know how frustrating that can be bah! And cool callings for you guys ;) You have the cutest "niblings" as my friend calls them ;) Adorable!

Becca said...

first of all, it makes me feel better to know i’m not the only one who neglects my nails and fridge, second that math picture gives me anxiety, and third congrats on your calling! you will be amazing;) happy tuesday woman!!

Dara McFarlane said...

Yahoooo for being done! My motto at the end of every semester is "done is good." when it boils down to it, it's over and it's done and it's good! you go, girl!

Kylie said...

Yay for being done and only one more semester! Good luck finding an apartment :) And yes, essential oils are amazing. I need to get more into them though. There's one that really helps when I have an asthma attack, and they help headaches for sure.

Kara said...

Congrats on deciding to stay in school! I literally had the same revelation today, but about teaching. I know know know that it's right for me, I just didn't want to finish the schoolwork. I'm in the desperate search for a new apartment as well. Seeing my teeny tiny budget though, it looks like I'm going to have to try and find a roommate!

Emma Frances said...

CONGRATULATIONS on finishing the semester!! :] And I really hope you can find a new place soon! Also, I can't wait to hear more about these essential oils! And your sisters' kids are adorable as always! :] Nieces and nephews are the best!!

Mikelle Jade {The Honeypie Archives} said...

congrats on passing and congrats on your new calling! I was actually just released as RS secretary, that's kind of funny! Good luck with the calling, and I hope you two can find a good apartment soon that is in the same area!

Ah you make me feel like I am so behind, I start summer school next week and definitely need to paint my nails, clean out the fridge, organize the books, and clean the house... you've inspired me to get on that!