Sunday, January 1, 2012


It was a year ago today that I began this blog and I have not forgotten it (though it may seem that way as I have not posted here in over 6 months). Many-a-thing have occurred in my life since then, including my whole L.A. experience and yet another semester at BYU. I currently write this from China, another adventure I will have to fill you in on sometime.

I have said (and I believe) that any given day is a great day to change, but today is always the best. New Year's is famous (infamous?) for people setting goals and resolutions. I have yet to sit down and construct a list yet of my own, but me writing this is working in the right direction of one of them. I want to document my own life better, both herein and on my own in journals.

I return to the United States in a few days and begin my last semester of college. Times will be a changing and my immediate future is not as clear as many college graduates. Regardless of this uncertainty, I am loving my life and constantly finding ways to improve and find joy in the journey. While we may have plans we do not really know where we want to be until we get there (as a wise counselor recently told me).

My mom sometimes says "Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet." Every day we have was yesterday's tomorrow, but it ain't every day we get a new year with no mistakes in it. Last night I saw the new year in while standing near the piers of Hong Kong. Fireworks and thousands and thousands of Asians surrounded me. It was a reminder that we're all in this together (thanks "High School Musical").

Now we are here, 2012. The year the Mayans foretold the end of our world as we know it. I am not worried about the world coming to a close, for I take stock in the scripture that says no man is going to know when it happens. Correct me if I am wrong, but it is compared to a thief in the night. You never know when they might break in, but you can get an alarm system, or a dog, or a gun. It is my wish and prayer that we all live our lives like it is going to end, finding joy in the journey, and then celebrate immensely a year from now when we ring in 2013. 

Happy New Year!