Sunday, March 29, 2009

Welcome to your new old life.

1) I am really excited about moving HOME. I've been contimplating my options for quite some time, (at least three months) and i'm glad I finally was able to make up my mind.

my options were...
-attend UVU, USU, or THE U
-Take my friends Nanny job in New Jersey
-attend Dixie to save money
-OR. stay at SUU...
Dont get me wrong. I've really liked SUU. But I'm bad at Cedar and I'm bad at roommates and apparently I'm bad at ambassadors too because they gave me a "You're in Jeopardy" letter. But. I had talked to everyone about these options. I was so confused but my college ward bishop's words kept coming back into my mind which were simply to "keep praying" I did so, and soon after, I opened up to :
.D&C 30: 1-4.
It was amazing how every word was for me. I have such a testimony of the scriptures answering our prayers. And although I wasn't ecstatic about going to Dixie at first, I am so glad to be going home. I'll be where he wants me to be.

2)I have a new friend named Suzie. She's a nanny in New York, New York. And she is the cutest pie. We have a lot in common. She went to my friend Sam's high school.

3) I only have about a month to go until my first year of college is complete.

4) I will have been graduated from High School for one year in May. Crazy.
5) I applied at Dixie Nutrition and Pizza Factory. My two old jobs. Oh joy.
6) I need to apply for Dixie right now. And do my nutrition homework that's in front of me.
7) I've been cleaning out things like crazy and want to re arrange all the furniture in my room.
8) My friend Lanaya invited me to go to Africa to help build a school and orphanage with her for this coming fall semester. I really wanted to, but I dont know if I can save the money in time. Plus, everytime i've tried to contact her she wont answer or reply. Maybe she decided inviting me was an accident? Anyways, the point is. I DONT CARE. Because my friend Sarai and I made it our 2010 goal to do ILP. For those of you that dont know what that is, it stands for International Language Program. You can go to Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, or China for four months and teach little kids English. And we want to go to Russia. Even though my mom is freaking and saying I need to see taken so I dont want to go anymore. Sorry Mom. I'm going.
9) I know I'm not old enough yet, but I have highly considered serving a mission lately.
10) I am really LOVING the new Yeah Yeah Yeah's CD thanks to Sarai. Oh, and Ella Fitzgerald. I had been needing some new music desperately. And I'm so thankful I slurped some onto my ipod from her computer. In return I gave her a bunch of the clothes i cleaned out. It was a good trade.
11) I think the thing I will miss the most about Cedar is my job. I am an Aide/Tutor at East Elementary and it is the very best. I get paid for coloring, reading, and teaching abc's and 123's to leetle children. And sometimes I even get paid to watch them sing the "Utah" song and for watching their talent shows. I wish I could post pictures of my kindergarten class. They are such wonderful souls. Also I'll miss being able to visit my Grandma so much. And I'll miss having classes with my aunt. And I'll miss Sam, a little. And my friends, a little. And. hmm. Probably not the snow.
the other day my friend asked me how Cedar was.
and i said:
"Cedar is a good little town if:
A) You like Cowboys.
B) You like not having fun.
C) Your Grandma lives there.
I choose C."


Fashionably Kate said... should go to Russia! You are at such a great spot in life!so many options and different directions, it's awesome!

As for the movie Taken, my parents both freaked that I had gone to Europe at age 18 all by myself. They both said that they never would've let me go if that movie was out 8 years ago! Europe shaped who I am today. It taught me a lot about myself, got me out of my comfort zone, gave me courage, and made me want to learn more about the gospel. So,that's my vote for ya. (as if my opinion counts,seeing as I'm practically a stranger!)

Fashionably Kate said...

Ps love the pics! You're gorgeous!

TIFFANI♫ said...

hey kristalicious.

go to russia. live in moscow. teach at Sparta.

i love you. and i've love the decisions you have made with the help of our Heavenly Father. he's always around for us you know.

you are going to have lots of fun at Dixie. and your family will be near. and that is so important.

and Taken is a very good movie, but one must be logical and use street smarts when far away in another land. you are taught street smarts in training. and sometimes they are just common sense smarts. :) also. i believe, deeply, that every person should experience life somewhere else. in another counry. in a foreign land. it helps us so much to appreciate America, and it teaches us a lot about ourselves. :) do it.

bless you sisterlicious.

Kylee said...

Wow, an actual post!

Krista toot-I am glad that you made up your mind. Dixie is good and you will like being around your friends without having to live with them.

As for Russia or, I will miss you too much. Well, o.k. only if you insist and since I shouldn't be the only one to venture out of Utah for part of my life.

Keep posting.

I like.

Hayee said...

Kreesta, I hope you enjoy life back in the SG. it seems that it liked you quite well.