I guess I'm just really happy about moving into a new phase of my life, being done with grad school (PLEASE can I be done revising my thesis?!), and thinking about who I want to be. I love the opportunity I have right now to think about who I have been in Auburn--in the branch, in my calling(s), at school, with my roommates, as a person, really--and to decide who I want to be in my new city. What kind of wife/Church
member/citizen/therapist/person will I be?
Speaking of fresh starts, I was feeling really proud of myself today for actually improving on something I've struggled with. I realized that Christ's Atonement offers us lots of 'fresh starts,' and I'm grateful for that. Starting over--whether it be moving to a new city, getting married, or just improving at something and forgetting past mistakes--it all just feels like such a blessing right now.
Oh, and um...only 26 days!! Good heavens.
Here are some trip pictures.
|by the scummy water after deciding not to swim.|
|oh how badly I wanted to get in the water. . . but couldn't bring myself to do it.|
|pretty trees and sunshine by our campsite.|
|a parody of our overly-abundant "squishy face" pictures|
|lookin' sweaty...106 degrees of pure humidity|
|flowers, a card, AND my favorite person all in one house.|