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BYU – A Low Quality Compilation of Some High Quality Memories

BYU – A Low Quality Compilation of Some High Quality Memories

As I write this, I am sitting on my flight home from Denver to Colorado. Life is happening fast. Winter semester went by in the blink of an eye and now here I am with 11 days until I fly back to Provo to enter the MTC (Missionary Training Center for those of you who don’t know what that is). It has not set in that I am going on my mission, let alone that I even left school. Tomorrow I expect to wake up to Mati and Lauren screaming and making pancakes, waste the day away with Eli, and somehow end up going to bed at 3 am. So much has happened during my first year of school and I am so so so SO blessed to have been able to attend BYU, live with my best friends, and have the best boyfriend, all while becoming a much better person and drawing nearer to Christ. I have made so many lifelong friendships and relationships and I cannot wait to get back to school and be able to become even closer. I am excited for Riverside (while I still do not believe that I am even leaving) and the new adventure and memories it will bring. I wish I carried my camera around so much more than I did this year at school because there are so many memories and small moments I failed to capture. I love to have tangible memories and I wish I always had a camera rolling because it makes me so happy to go back and look on these moments.

I cannot begin to thank my roommates, best friends, and boyfriend enough for the past three semesters spent together. I am so glad that we were all put together in 2202 because you truly made these past couple semesters and you are my best friends. As for Eli, don’t even get me started, haha. I could go on forever and ever. You are THE BEST. Thank you for the memories, thank you for taking care of me, thank you for loving me, and thank you so much, everyone, for making me the happiest I have ever been. This video is a compilation of some of our many memories, while it doesn’t even begin to summarize my experience at BYU. BYU is truly the best, but you guys are even better and I love you so much!!!!! 18 months is really no time at all and will go by so fast. I will see you very soon (maybe even sooner than you would like hehe)!!

A scripture I was thinking a lot about today as I left was Alma 17: 13. I sent this to Eli because it is very important for us to remember, but I think that it also needs to be shared with everyone else. This scripture says –

“And it came to pass when they had arrived in the boarders of the land of the Lamanites, that they separated themselves and departed one from another, trusting in the Lord that they should meet again at the close of their harvest; for they supposed that great was the work which they had undertaken”

I am going to California to do truly great things and improve so many lives and I cannot wait. Leaving should not be a sad time; I am putting everything aside to serve the Lord. This is not a very long time to be gone at all and I know that if I am in the service of God, there is no way to be any less happy than the bliss I am already experiencing. It is going to be sooooo worth it and I know that next November, when I come home, life is still gonna be freaking awesome and I will feel so much love and be so proud of what I have accomplished.

Please enjoy this low quality video of some very high quality people!!!! I love them, I love this song, I love BYU, and I love the church so much!!!



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