Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Week of Learning

I know it's been a little while since I've posted and my last post may have left some of you feeling a bit confused as to what I was up to. I am happy to say that I am back and my leap of faith turned out to be a GREAT thing!

It's really personal and not the kind of information that I want to share with the world, so I'm not going to write about the specifics of where I've been. I will tell you about some of the things I learned though, and since I'm such a big fan of lists I'm simply going to list them out one by one. (These are really in no particular order though, just as they popped into my mind.)

  1. Sometimes scary things really are as scary as you imagined
  2. I'm grateful for fresh air.
  3. I LOVE forks!
  4. After only 3 days with no chocolate I start craving it in my dreams
  5. The best friends EVER are the ones who will visit you no matter where you are.
  6. Sometimes running in a circle is the best feeling ever
  7. With Heavenly Father by my side I can accomplish even the most impossible tasks.
  8. I am beautiful from the inside out!
  9. It feels really good to just be me!
  10. Baby shampoo is NOT made for adults!
  11. Cutting the end off of a latex glove is an awesome MacGyver-type way to make a ponytail holder.
  12. One girls cheesy comment is another girls greatest compliment!
  13. Walking the perimeter of a room for 45 minutes straight is a great way to keep yourself awake at 4 in the morning.
  14. The priesthood is AWESOME!
  15. I have the best Stake President in the church.
  16. I really am an emotional girl...ugh!
  17. The Book of Mormon truly is applicable in every day life.
  18. Gratitude honestly expressed really brings the spirit.
  19. God knows me and what I am going through. He is VERY involved in my life!
  20. I can be assertive!
  21. The Four Agreements is an awesome book.
  22. People notice when your light is shining.
  23. Actions really do speak louder than words.
  24. Setting achievable goals can be a lot of fun.
  25. I need specific goals in order to focus my life.
  26. I have some spiritual things I really need to work on.
  27. Letting go is not easy.
  28. I am so not a pet person.
  29. Acceptance is key.
  30. I can't change things I can't control.
  31. An adult giving a guilt trip is like a child throwing a tantrum.
  32. Everyone needs loving support.
  33. I LOVE yoga!
  34. No day is so bad that a nap can't fix it!
  35. I don't deal with loss very well.
  36. Don't worry what others expect of you, because it's really only you who matters.
  37. What is good for survival is often bad for happiness.
  38. Sometimes when our minds and bodies are shattered by life, it's only the spirit that can pull us back together and keep us alive.
  39. Sometimes things need to be left up to just us and the Lord.
  40. The Lord fights our battles and He never loses
  41. There really is only one doctor in town and He's a miracle worker.
  42. Change is easy to make, but difficult to maintain.
  43. I really can go a week without my cell phone and/or facebook!
  44. Nothing makes me smile more than a babies laugh.
  45. The atonement isn't just for sin it's a part of my every day life.
  46. I LOVE sleeping in my own bed.
  47. Taking down walls happens one brick at a time.
  48. Being open and honest with myself is sometimes the hardest thing to do.
  49. I hate writing with pencils instead of pens.
  50. The harder the experience the more profound the lesson!
Well, there you have it. I'm sure I could have kept going but I figured 50 was a good number to end on. :0) It was a long hard week, but as you can see from my list it was worth it in the end.