School is in full swing now. I barely have time to eat let a lone blog! I have missed checking in with everyone and posting updates on our simple lives...but as they say, "Ya gotta do what ya gotta do". So I guess we're just "doin'".
Things have been very fast paced around here. I have bitten off more than I can chew in regards to school. I'm just hanging on for dear life. Music is something I crave to learn more about but it doesn't come easy for me. I can honestly say I am one of the worst students in all my classes. Not because I don't put in the time but because I am one of the least experienced. My percussion class has been miserable. I had no idea so much went into banging on a drum! I know that sounds incredibly naive, but I'll be the first to admit that I AM NAIVE! I have to put in two or three times the amount of study time than the majority of my fellow class-mates. And I'm barely making it. In fact, I was so discouraged I told Travis I'm ready to change my major. I hope I never do, because I love music so much, but I'll tell you what! A music major is NOT an easy "A" major. It is extremely difficult, requires a lot of time and dedication, and costs a fortune! I've spent almost half of what tuition costs on books, supplies, instruments, etc. all of which are REQUIRED. I don't mean to complain I just am shocked at how difficult this is. But I love a good challenge (most days) and am doing everything I can to stick with it.
I've experienced something I never thought I would....with going back to school. I'll keep it brief because I've confided in my family so this will be boring to them (and so I don't get angry with the situation). i have had the horrible experience of being hit on REPEATEDLY by a guy who knows I am married (and happy). He won't back off. I constantly talk about Travis - yet this guy seems to blow it off like I'm lying to him or something. It's gotten to the point where I'm acting like a child and avoiding him. Seriously, when I see him in the hallways at school, I RUN FOR MY LIFE in the opposite direction! It's ridiculous. Travis and I feel it is important that I act like an adult and sit down with this guy and kindly, yet firmly, tell him I am NOT interested now and never will be (rather than playing the avoiding game). I am also going to tell him that if he can't respect me and my husband by respecting boundaries than I can't be his friend. I'm going to tell him I won't be his acquaintance either...nothing is worth risking my marriage. Uhg. Honestly. This isn't flattering at all. It's awful and I hate every second of it. I guess wearing and occasionally flaunting my wedding ring and talking about how much I love my husband isn't a clear enough message. Seriously, are most college boys this annoying? I can see why girls stay away after one date. It's freaky. I'll let you know how my chat with him goes.
Enough of that! Travis and I have some things to look forward to in the near future. We decided it would be very beneficial and worth our time/money if he went back to school to get his masters degree. We looked into some schools and found they charge an arm, leg, and some pearly white teeth...so we only applied at BYU. It's significantly cheaper (although it seems there are a lot of loops we have to jump through) and near where we live. We won't know if he is accepted for the next month or so. we honestly don't know what his chances are because we were told BYU only accepts 6 of the 30+ applications. So who knows. We are, obviously, hoping he gets in but no matter what happens we'll move forward.
Travis and I are trying something new. We are attending the temple every Saturday morning. It's a hard habit to get into but now that it's a habit I look forward to my Saturday mornings and lunch with my husband. I feel so uplifted and confident in accomplishing what's a head of me of me the next week. I feel like my week goes so much smoother. All because of the temple. I love the temple. I really do.
Oh! I am now in the primary with the sunbeams. Although this isn't my ideal calling (anything in primary isn't ideal) I am going to try to be optimistic and do my best to enjoy the children, the lessons, and the experience. Wish me luck! The last time I was in primary I ended up not wanting children...I was completely turned off to the idea. I've decided if it gets to that point I'm going to talk to the bishop and get released. I never want to feel that way towards children again.
Anyways, I better get back to my many hours of homework. I don't know how often I'll be able to update the blog considering how crazy this semester is but I'll do my best to update as often possible.
I hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day.
P.S. With it being Valentines Day and all about hearts - this past week has been CHD (Congenital Heart Disease) awareness. Mercydez is diagnosed with complex CHD. I would encourage you to read Nic, Ashley, & Mercydez blog. It's listed on the right side of my blog page under "my blog list". Just click on their names and it'll redirect you to their blog. There's pictures, facts, etc. Check it out! It could save a family member or friends child.
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