by - 5/11/2012

This is me, at work. I'm a working girl. Full time!  And those things behind me? Those are card catalogs. WHICH MEANS: I'm working at the LIBRARY this summer and not Woods Cross! Woot. Let's be honest, I kinda liked Woods Cross in the end, but I'm pretty darn happy that I can sleep in until 7 instead of waking up at 5, and that I'm sitting in a comfy chair all day instead of scraping gum off of desks.  It's a nice change.

I'm actually only working at the Library for half the summer though, because guess what else?

I'm gonna be an EFY Counselor!!! YAY!

I interviewed waaaaaaay back in January and they told me it would take 4-5 weeks to hear back. And, as if that wasn't an annoying enough amount of time, it actually took them almost 3 MONTHS. That's TWELVE weeks, if you were wondering. Agh. And I am the most impatient person on the planet so that wait was absolutely agonizing. But, when I finally got the emails at 12:30AM (Yes, that's when they emailed me. Crazy people). I was SO happy!

As soon as I got over the happiness/excitement for a second though, I realized I'm kind of scared. Being an EFY Counselor is scary! I remember back to my experiences at EFY and how I had a couple of not-so-fun counselors, and it really affected my experience. I feel like the pressure is ON for me to be totally awesome. But I think it'll turn out well. I just need to be my crazy self (yes, I am crazy. Shocking isn't it?) and I'm sure it'll be great. 

In other news, I finished my 6th semester of college last week.  I moved out of my apartment (with the help of my wonderful roommate and friend, Cami Jo. she is THE BEST, seriously), and into this totally awesome house with my lovely friend Sarah. It's SO nice! And she's letting me live there for dirt cheap.  AND I have my own room.  AND I'm living with Sarah which is just fabulous.  I've known her since 2nd grade, and we've been wardies for the longest time. So it's just fun.  I'm livin the good life.

I know I've mentioned it several times already, but school was pretty rough for me this past semester.  I kind of felt like every day was a "wow, who peed in her cheerios?" day for me. It was largely a part of my own crummy attitude, of course.  But I've just also had a hard time with my professors lately, and have not been feeling motivated when I'm clearly not someone they care about and yadayadayada. I'm proud of myself for pulling through all those bad days with grades I'm really happy with though!! And goodness, it's SO nice to have a break from all that pressure. Even though I'm working 8 hours a day at the library, it's essentially stress-free. Man, my job is CUSHY.  But I have needed this break for so long.

The brightest spot in my semester though, was LDV. I've said before that I should devote a whole post to this, but it probably won't happen because I'm lazy. But it needs to be said (even though I've already said it a lot) that it was amazing. Seriously life changing.  Even through all my grumpiness about school, LDV was the one place I was always at peace. There was never a day I wasn't happy to be there, even when we had to be at seminaries at 6:00am.  I met so many amazing people, and we felt the spirit, we sang, danced, had fun and it was an incredible experience! I'm so glad I'll have time to do it again next year.  It is seriously the biggest blessing in my life.  

Now it's on to a summer filled with fun! And LOTS of reading! I've already finished one book this week, and I'm half way through another one.  That's seriously one of the best things about not being in school. I can read all the time and not feel guilty about slacking off on homework.

I love summer!

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