Thursday, July 10, 2014

Would it spoil some vast eternal plan?

"If I were rich, I'd have the time that I lack
To sit in the synagogue and pray.
And maybe have a seat by the Eastern wall.
And I'd discuss the holy books with the learned men, several hours every day.
That would be the sweetest thing of all."

Sometimes I wish I could stay all day at Deseret Book. Have a Deseret Book type of store with tons of bean bags, and some computers or paper to organize our study, where all of my likeminded friends and I could gather, read, relax, and have gospel discussions. And work on family history and online missionary work too. Hmm... If I build it, will they come?

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

18 Months

The last 18 months of my life have been the happiest since 2008. And maybe even happier than that. I've been a lot more at peace, with more faith and trust, and more excitement for the present and the future. I've learned, felt loved, and grown a lot. And I'm just really grateful for that! I'm grateful for people who helped along the way, such as Juan/Tito who started it all with one conversation, Steffen, Sarah, and all my other friends who have inspired me. Above all, the happiness has come from the Savior. Each of the people I mentioned inspired me to come closer to the Savior in different ways, and He has been healing me, inspiring me, accompanying me, and helping me grow.

I feel fantastic. =) And the best is yet to come.

Monday, July 7, 2014


A dear guy friend yesterday said I was gorgeous. I know there are a lot of things more important than physical appearance... but for some reason it just feels good to be told I'm beautiful. =D Especially because I haven't felt all that pretty recently, so it felt great.