mis-sion-ary (noun)
someone who leaves their family for a short time so that others may be with their families for Eternity.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

End of a Chapter

Last Wednesday marked a pause to my life in Provo. As my mom and I drove back to San Ramon, I had 11 hours to reflect on all of the experiences and memories created. Provo has become my home; friends have become my family. When I first arrived in Provo, I had no idea how much I would change because of living there. Living in Provo has helped me evaluate my life goals and realign my priorities. Although school hasn't always been at the top of my list (Sorry Mom!), I learned so much about myself and adventure out of my comfort zone. I gained so many invaluable lessons living on my own that are applicable to my future and ability to overcome day to day struggles. Living in "Mormon Central" allowed me to grow closer to Heavenly Father and strengthen my testimony; that has led to the next step in my life: My Mission. I have met some absolutely amazing people in Provo that have forever changed my perspective, my self, and my heart. They have been there for me and taken such care of me when I have felt I had nowhere to go or no one to talk to. They helped me get to where I am today, always encouraging me to take the next step in the right direction. Although they weren't always aware of what I was going through, because they live close to the spirit they were able to say just what I needed to hear at the exact moment I needed to hear it.

Just a few snippets of my life in Provo

Goodbye Belmont!

Goodbye to the Best Roommate Ever!!!!!!!!!
Goodbye to all these people that have become family 

 Goodbye my cute little munchkins

 Goodbye to my childhood best friend
 Goodbye to pranks on the boys 
 Goodbye to days full of fun 

Goodbye to Rachel!

Goodbye to Hayley and good luck in Mexico City!!

 Goodbye to the guy that threw the best parties!
 Goodbye to Philip who was always willing to be crazy with us
 Goodbye to the nights filled with laughter
Goodbye to random adventures with these 3 boys

Goodbye to my Galena Sisters

Goodbye to Eric and all the jokes

Goodbye to BYU football games

 Goodbye to Crazy Dances with these guys.

Goodbye to Heather who will be serving in the Oakland Visitor's Center

 Goodbye to the wonderful people I met at Vivint!!
 Goodbye and Good luck to this girl who happens to be my cousin ;)
 Goodbye to my San Ramon best friend
Goodbye to this girl who kept all my secrets