Thursday, November 4, 2010


I miss the days when my purpose was summed up in one sentence and repeated aloud frequently. "My purpose is to invite others to come unto Christ by helping them receive the restored gospel through faith in Jesus Christ and His Atonement, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end." Life's not quite as simple now. Maybe it should be.

My purpose now is more like "Invite people to come to Christ. And prepare myself to be a competent loving music therapist. And prepare to get married and raise a family." Okay, so I actually thought that list was going to be a lot longer, but I can't think of anything else that big. Most of my other tasks fit under one of those categories. Sweet!  Still, it's more than one purpose, so it gets rough sometimes keeping it all going. Sigh.

But on the bright side, I am gaining more and more interest and excitement in music therapy. I still don't know which population I want to work with. For some reason I have always been afraid of working with people with intellectual disabilities, yet it really interests me. I'm focusing more on autism right now. I don't know if that's the population I will stay focused on, but I'm focusing on it right now...even though it scares me a little. (I have also been thinking of helping with childbirth, as a music therapist. That would definitely make my mom happy...)

Inviting people to Christ...I could definitely be doing better. I'm coming closer to Him myself, but I have the hardest time communicating honestly with others and inviting them to come closer to Him. I hope this changes soon....

Marriage and family? In its own due time. I'm working on it, at my own pace (which is rather a slow one). I'm preparing for the future the best I can, and I really look forward to being married to someone amazing, being amazing to him in return, and raising children of my own. It seems surreal, but I know it will actually happen to me someday. =)

Anyway, not a typical post, but I just felt like it.

I guess I better mention a miracle. Here's an excellent one: Temperature above 60 today! In November! And the leaves are still on the trees, in their beautiful colors. I went on a mini-hike today, and I don't think I'll ever get over the beauty that is autumn. =)  God's creations are so awesome!!

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