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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Week 1 kicked my butt.

"Hey Lauren, describe your week in a series of Michael Scott pictures." 


Talk about a roller coaster ride. Imagine everything that could go wrong the first week of school. That's what happened. Haha. It was so stressful. At the beginning of the week, I was registered for 16 credits and taking:

-Mass Media & Society
-English 201
-Interpersonal Communications
-Research Fundamentals
-Career Explorations
-Child Development

Long story short, I had a mental breakdown on Tuesday because I realized that I wasn't taking a religion class--which I need if I am going to be getting my Associates Degree after this semester. And then if I did find one to add to my schedule, that would mean that I'd be taking 18 credits.

After some tears, I found a religion class I could take on Wednesdays from 4:30-6:30 PM. Not my first choice, but oh well! Then I really wasn't a fan of my Child Development class and I don't really need it for my major, so I dropped it and added a class that counts for my major. So nowwww...

I'm registered for 18 credits and taking:

-Mass Media & Society
-English 201
-Interpersonal Communications
-Research Fundamentals
-Career Explorations
-Events Management
-Doctrine & Covenants

And let me tell ya, those 18 credits are kickin. my. butt. It's gonna be an insane semester.

BUT, even though there was so much craziness this week, I am still more grateful than ever to be here. My roommates are absolutely wonderful. I can't even tell you how many tears were shed and how worried I was about not living with any of my bestest, bestest friends this semester, but holy cow. I've got some amazing people living with me. So blessed. I'll get a roommate picture this week. They are babes. ;) 

Now scroll through some photos:

So many mixed emotions when I saw this sign. Haha.

I can't even tell you how long it took me to get unpacked. 

Bang bang.

Got this beaut in the mail! If I was a phone case, I would be this one. 

If my week was a batch of cookies, it would be this one. 

I died my hair again. HOLLA. I'm actually in love.

A random cute boy told me I had cool pants and I was like, "YEAH I DO." Haha actually I just blushed a lot and said, "thank you."

Me, Rachel, Alexa and some other friends went to the Sammy's block party! 

Rach is seriously a gem.

Met some questionable men. Hahaha homeboy on the left was killin' me. 

Went to the dunes twice because bonfires are the best. 

Idaho sunsets are really hard to beat. 

SO YEAH. That was the butt kickin' week. I swear I say this all the time, but I am SO GRATEFUL to be a student at this school where I can feel the Spirit anywhere on campus and where I'm surrounded by so many good people. The gospel is so amazing. I'm super grateful for my Savior who is always there for me when I feel alone. 

In church today during sacrament meeting, I was looking at some hymns and these lyrics really stood our to me. 

"Our Savior's love shines like the sun with perfect light, as from above it breaks thru clouds of strife. Lighting our way, it leads us back into his sight where we may stay to share eternal life."

"O'errule mine acts to serve thine ends. Change frowning foes to smiling friends. Chasten my soul till I shall be in perfect harmony with thee. Make me more worthy of thy love, and fit me for the life above."

"As now we praise thy name with song, the blessing of this day will linger in our thankful hearts, and silently we pray for courage to accept thy will, to listen and obey. We love thee, Lord; our hearts are full. We'll walk thy chosen way."

And then I was feeling a little bit like this:

Have a happy day!


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