A Little Perspective

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Deadbeat Blogger

It's getting to be that time again...the time where I realize i'm turning into a deadbeat blogger and need to make amends for my neglect. So, I'm trying to think what's new and exciting. Finished my three week stint of EFY and it was the most insane three weeks I've ever lived through. There were great things and not so great things, but I learned alot and I've still got one more week left to perfect the art. HA. Yeah right.

This past weekend I got to spend with all my siblings and I've got to be honest, there's no place I'd rather be than hanging out with my family. We're just that cool. We spent the weekend in park city chilling and then yesterday went to the alpine slide/coaster where I screamed my lungs out. Good times. It was also interesting to talk about the gospel with Jared and his fiance Jolene just because they don't understand why we do the things that we do. I liked it though. Sometimes I'm so surrounded by people in the church that I forget how strange it must look from the outside. Peculiar doesn't even cut it.

Last weekend I went to the manti pageant with Sara, Alyse, Kara, and my singles ward. It was pretty fun, especially when I was convinced we were going to hydroplane in the torrential rain. Luckily it stopped by the time we got there and it was a clear night performance. Quote of the night definitely had to be "Kick your trash, yo" where Casey mocked Sara for pretending to be gansta. We white girls just wish we had more soul is all.

Among other things, I'm doing that life crisis thing again where I don't know what I'm doing with my life. I don't think I'm doing English Teaching anymore...which means I graduate next year. Which means I get to start looking at all the other options I've been pushing out of my mind for the last while, like grad school and moving away. I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. Why is it that whenever we have to make a big decision we don't want to do it? But when the decision isn't looming we love to analyze it from every angle and plan life like it's the easiest thing in the world? Maybe I'm just weird. Wow this was a really dull post. Sorry, I guess I'm out of practice.

Monday, June 8, 2009

The EFY Experience

Alright so I’ve been a slacker for the last few weeks. Sorry! I’m going to try and be better, but this counselor gig makes it a little difficult. So, as I embark on my second week of EFY, I am happy to report that I am still alive. While I did get to take a trip to the instacare this morning and have an influenza test, I do not in fact, have the swine flu. Wearing the little disease mask for 30 minutes was pretty exciting though… Anywho, there is so much to say about EFY I just don’t even know where to begin. It’s crazy, fun, exhausting, rewarding, incredible, hard, confusing, stressful, and worth every moment. It is absolutely nothing like I thought it would be, but it’s even better. Last week was especially difficult just because I was a new counselor who had no idea what was going on. But by the end of the week I felt like the spirit had really testified to this youth of the gospel. Hearing their testimonies was one of my most favorite parts just because I finally realized that even though they didn’t get everything, that as counselors, we were still getting through to them. Getting sick over the weekend was not something I enjoyed, but getting sick just happens sometimes. This week we’ve instituted a “no touch” policy, and when it was announced that there would be no slow dances at our main dance parties, the entire mass of youth almost mutinied! Boy do mormon kids like their slow dances! Thankfully our session director negotiated something out so the slow dances are back on. Yee haw. Anywho, I got my new group of girls today and an entirely new company. Can I just say that 14-15 year olds are the most entertaining bunch of people on the planet? When we asked why they came to EFY, one boy shouted out very seriously, “To meet the LADIES!!!” I almost died laughing. It’s hard to make them settle down when you just want to burst out laughing at how awkward and ridiculous they are. But they are good kids, and I think we’re going to have an awesome week. I’m really excited to see what new things we learn this week together. So yeah, that’s all I’ve got for now folks, and I apologize that the next few weeks will be just EFY…it’s my life for now. :-)