Finals are officially OVER! What a relief, I finally made it. Now I am so excited to go to my friends' wedding receptions, venture home to spend some long-awaited time with my family, and then experience my first summer in Provo. A new chapter in my life has officially begun. :)
So I am awake here just after midnight in my humble Provo student apartment pondering the direction my life is taking lately. Or lack thereof would probably make a better description. I just realized that my priority registration date for fall semester was tonight at midnight, so I am frantically trying to decide which classes to take and what I want my schedule to be. But of course the BYU network is so backed up with crazy students all signing up at the same time that I am free to blog up my dilemma. Here I am about to finish my fourth semester at BYU and I STILL don't feel any closer to accomplishing anything. I have yet to apply to and hopefully get into the nursing program, or decide if that is even still in the cards for me. My chances are looking slim now that my college GPA is slowly declining and I just feel more and more burnt out as the days go by. Should I apply to other nursing programs? UVU? BYU-I? Get my bachelors at BYU in exercise science or something and then continue on in a two-year program elsewhere? Growing up I always knew what I wanted. I got through school with the mentality "Do my best, and be the best." High school was a challenge I was more than ready to undertake. I knew I wanted a high ranking and to be placed in the satisfactory top 1%, but back then the way in which I went about it didn't really matter. Not many choices, and whatever classes I took would get me to my eventual goal as long as I did well. Now I have too many choices to comprehend, and I don't even know where to begin! Plus the ever-impounding pressures of finances, finally obtaining a car, a couple steady jobs, and maybe EVENTUALLY finding my prince charming so we can start that wonderful family life I've always dreamed of. But my life's journey is no where near over yet, and right now I'm not even sure where this part of it fits. I'm sure everything will turn out in the end as the Lord intended it, but until then, I just wish life would slow down for a minute so I could maybe catch my breath!
So it's finally here. The time of new flowers, warm weather, and overall bliss... I'm so excited! An Arizona girl should not have to be surrounded by so much snow all the time.. it's just not natural! As wonderful as it is to welcome spring, Provo weather has yet to settle into a steady pattern. During "spring break" the week of March 16 (which was not a break for poor BYU students) I was able to wear shorts outdoors for the first time in months! So of course I was excited to put away ALL my bulky winter clothing except a couple sweatshirts, but alas the climate deceived me yet again and it began snowing soon thereafter. So for the past month I've been rotating my two lonely sweatshirts, but I refuse to get the other half of my wardrobe out of storage! Anyways, things are finally looking brighter, and I have been able to participate in some exciting events to welcome spring more fully. Group that went to the Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. This is a Hindu ritual that involves the welcoming of spring! And includes hundreds of people throwing packets of colored chalk powder at each other.. Gotta love it! The Hindu temple where the festival was located. Isn't it gorgeous? Crowd surfing! For a while there we were all looking around desperately so someone would not be thrown on our heads... Scary! Michelle. She was the only one of us brave enough to crowd surf! Caleb. I have him to thank for the lovely green smeared all over my face. Brandon. Someone attacked only the left side of his body. Nice effect. Final color accumulation. What a day!