The past couple of weeks have been so frustrating. Between the holidays and the year mark of my dad leaving coming up and the fact my dad is probably going to be getting remarried in less than a year, I have been the most miserable human being in the little world of WSU. It’s pathetic. It’s funny how time changes things and what impact little choices of the day have on you in six months from down the road. It’s so hard to imagine that so much has changed in a year and that I’m such a different person than who I was a year ago. I can think of so many things that I would have done if I was the same person I was in high school. But today, that girl is gone. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still the good girl who follows the rules, keeps her religion standards, and loves Harry Potter. But I have grown so much from everything that has happened to me.
Between the crazy (literally) roommates, tears, late nights at the library studying for a test, family problems, and having friends come and go, that I have become a better person. I know how to handle situations that I would have easily ran away from if I never was put into the leadership position that I had last year. I know that I would be afraid to be myself 100% of the time and that I wouldn’t stick to what I believe if I didn’t have the confidence in myself that I do now.
I’m grateful for gaining the confidence that I found in myself; grateful for the leadership skills and fearlessness that I gained. But even more than that, I’m grateful that I came to really know my Savior Jesus Christ during the past two and a half years. I know that He has a plan for each of us and that he SEES the bigger picture and knows every single detail that will happen. I know that He loves EACH of us and is ALWAYS there to carry us when we need it. I know that He LIVES and that His Atonement is real and applies to every aspect of our lives. I know that everything will work out in the end if we put our faith and trust in Him if we are willing to take His name upon ourselves and come unto Him. I know that my Redeemer lives and loves me for who I am despite all of my short comings. I know that with God and Jesus Christ nothing is impossible. ❤