2. It makes me feel grown up! I know I'm getting near the age where I really am a grown up ... which scares the living daylights out of me, but I still feel like a baby. With the added responsibility of "Laney, you must do blah, blah, blah today or else ..." I feel like I have so much freedom! I can be me, and I don't have to worry about petty school things. Waaaahoo! PS, it seems like this "growing up" thing has made me more able to drive on post! I didn't get lost once today!!
3. I have a lot more time to enjoy the little things. For example, I went on TWO walks with Hyrum and Joseph today, and I laughed myself silly because they are too darn cute. I have been able to go on an empty tank for more than a day. I love looking at the sky while I am at home alone. Cookies are my new food staple. It really is the little things that count.
4. I can work at my own pace. I guess this kind of goes with 1&2, but honestly, it deserves a place of its own. Gone are the days of busy work and needless activities. I am 5/17 of the way done with my Language course, which means that I could technically be done with a whole semester of Language in 12 days. I'm not guarunteeing that it will happen, but it can't hurt to set goals right?
5. I am happy. There, on the side of the screen is my archive. Click back on January or February and you will be able to see what I mean. While I am in school, it seems like it zaps out all of the happiness in my life and I'm left with a weeping, lazy mess that still has to participate in 5,000 extracirriculars. Granted, I miss about 3 of those, but there will always be opportunities for growing later.
So, yeah. I love it. It's a little harder than I thought it would be, but I'm getting there. There is a reason for this (because why would Heavenly Father tell me to do it if there wasn't? Helllllooo, I think he wants me to go to college after all ...) and because I know this, I am willing to endure the bad parts and relish the good parts! Yay!
For your enjoyment, here is a HILARIOUS video I caught of JoJo with his pet Walk. It used to be a Fly, that is, until he pulled it's wings off. May he rest in peace.