Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What the Yin-Yang?

It’s official! I’m going to China in August for a couple weeks! I hate missing so much (weddings, seeing old friends, a trip to the island…getting caught up in life), but it’s definitely for the best. This trip will help me decide if I want to student teach there in the spring. This is definitely a once in a life time opportunity, too.

I started painting finally!..and I might be in over my head. I enjoy using oils, but I’m probably going to have to use acrylic to get it all done. And, I finally can use the wheel in ceramics! Took me a couple weeks to get it, but now I love it! (That’s all for my art update, and now the psyc.)

I have had a lot on my mind lately. I usually fall right to sleep, but the future keeps me up thinking. I’ve gone through tons of options for after I graduate, and the one that has been sticking in my head the most lately is serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I kind of put it on the backburner last year when I knew I needed to get done with school, and now the desire is starting to resurface. The only reason I didn’t consider it for a while was because I wanted to get a head start on life for the future. But when will I have the opportunity to devote my whole time to the Lord? He has given me so much, it’s the least I could do… We shall see what happens. I’ll probably make my decision around November. Until then, I can expect more restless nights, and wondering days.

…This is the most stressful summer I’ve ever had in my entire life. Thank goodness I’ll have summers off for the rest of my life if I so choose!!! Let’s look at a happy picture, shall we?

...From my hardcore days....

2 comments:

bekah said...

Mallory! This mission news has brought unexplainable and quite surprising J O Y to my heart! I know it's not official or anthing, I just think you would be an AMAZING missionary! And congrats on the official China news! Love ya!

Jonathan and Sarah said...

Congrats on China!!! that is so awesome!!! go and have a blast! and dont stress too much about the future.... it isnt worth it! focus on the things that you HAVE to right now, and just be prayerful. the decisions about the future will be easier to make if you aren't stressed and living close to the Lord. love ya!