(From top to bottom: Britt Curtis, Chelsea Griffiths, me, and Steph Anderson)
After eight months at BYU I am finally starting to feel like I belong and I attribute that to the wonderful and uplifting influence I see in my dear roommates and friends. My calling is amazing, I LOVE my classes (especially Grammar) and I love my roomies. Britt, Chelsea, and I ate dinner together last night and ended up having a very enlightening conversation about Christ and the Atonement. That's the first time I've had a conversation with my peers in just a casual setting about something spiritual. It was so amazing. It's great having roommates that I am friends with. We plan things to do together and spend a lot of time just chillin' in our apartment doing homework or talking and it's such a bonding experience.
Something we discussed at our dinner-time talk was receiving answers to prayers. I was thinking about my whole transition to BYU and how awful it has been for eight months. And now suddenly, things are wonderful. The Lord works on His own timetable. I may have set plans for myself but as long as I keep myself spiritually in tune to the Spirit I will be guided to the correct path the Lord wants for me. I have learned that my life isn't directed by drastic change but led by small adjustments to my path.
Also, I got a card-board cut yesterday in my attempt to clean up the living room and my thumb is still sore. I was then contemplating the joy of having opposable thumbs and remembering that Olive the Other Reindeer asked for such a gift. So, let us remember that life can't be all that bad. Try buttoning a button without using your thumb and then let's discuss trials in life.