Sunday, June 10, 2012

"nothing is as constant as change"

You know when you are talking to your grandparents and they say something along the lines of, "Don't take this time for granted, it will be over before you know it"? Well I'm starting to feel that way. Kind of. Everything about this next school year encompasses CHANGE. Sometimes change can be overwhelming and scary, but the words of Winnie the Pooh come to mind. 

"Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think." 

Not only that pooh bear, but I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father that will provide in every situation I find myself in. Even in times of extreme change and upheaval. 

One big recent change is that Sister Becky Andrus entered the MTC last week and I already miss her! I miss her crazy outfits and the notes that she writes on my car with window markers. 

Waffle Party for Becky
The after party for her farewell

Getting excited to be set apart  
Just packing. NBD

Dinner at Texas Roadhouse 
Last goodbye

Jill and Beck

In our natural form 

See you in 18 months Sister Andrus! 

Becky's gone, Sam is married and summer is just getting started. Another change for me is that starting in the fall I got hired at a studio! It is called UDA and it is located in South Jordan. I am SO EXCITED!! I've come in to teach a couple of classes and seriously fallen in love with the girls. I think I am most excited about the fact that I am starting with them from the beginning of the year so I get to grow and change with them as the year goes on. I am going to be teaching their jazz technique classes and assisting their company director. 

Spring term is now over. Tomorrow I have my modern final and then I am done for 2 months until it all starts over again. That doesn't seem like so much of a change but when I come back to school in the fall my life will be 100 percent different. First off, the schedule that has become second nature to me will no longer exist. In place is a new practice schedule. Can I just say, I am STOKED to have the opportunity to be a Young Ambassador. I already feel so close to so many of the people on it, I can't wait! I'm also a tad bit terrified if I'm being honest. This quote pretty much sums it up, 

"Growth means change and change involves risk, stepping from the known to the unknown."

After 3 years of being on Cougarettes and 10 years of being on some type of competitive dance team, this is a welcome change. It will also be my second year in the dance major and I'm going to be a senior. Gross. 

So here I go. I'll try my best not to take this time for granted because honestly, life is good. 

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