The life of a college student, continued. I’ve been really busy with all the stuff I’m trying to do and behind on some things, but I need to just be more diligent. Use time wisely, be efficient, and rest and it’s time to rest. Work when it’s time to work.
This coming up week is also the large Nerf event. A mod party, and HvZ afterwards with a small NiC skirmish following that. I posting more information on homemade Nerf guns on the Utah Nerf Foam Flinger’s Facebook page and I have several people interested in purchasing blasters. Things just got busier. It just means I need to shape up and get off my butt more. I’ll be able to make a few hundred dollars from blasters, but I need to find the money to start up.
Things have been up and down, but overall okay.
One big piece of spiritual assurance today has really been my religion class. With all that’s happening, it’s harder and harder to find time to do what I used to, study the scriptures intently, attend the temple regularly, and have an overall balanced life. In my religion class, we dive deep into the scriptures and our professor has so many great insights into principles from the scriptures and how they apply to our lives. One such principle also came with a BYU talk from this past education week which was just a few weeks ago. It was on the example of Nephi and responsibility. It’s up to us what occurs. When Nephi broke his bow in the wilderness, he didn’t write ‘my bow broke’, he wrote ‘I broke my bow’. Whether or not Nephi was the cause of his bow breaking isn’t the point, but he took responsibility for what happened and then he took responsibility to find a solution. God has given us the ability to choose and to use our agency.
Life is full of ups and downs, but we do not want to be up and down. Don’t be a victim of your environment. It can be compared to a thermostat. A thermostat can sense the temperature and adjust it, while a thermometer can only sense the temperature but is stuck where it is enduring the environment around it. If you want to be happy, stop waiting around for it to hit you. Be happy. Act. Act like a happy person and you will be. It’s these kind of motivational, spiritual moments that really get me through the week.
ROTC isn’t as bad as it seems. I’m starting to kind of like it. We did some land navigation techniques and get to learn more about the military. I’m sure if it’s what I want to do for the years to come, but I am starting to like it a little more.
We’re going to be starting some exams next week, too. I’m super grateful for all the blessings I’ve received. When things seem rough and hard, there always seems to be a way to come out successful. I’m really going to try to keep updating regularly, maybe a few small updates here and there.
Talk to you later!