So, I am at BYU.
Brigham Young University.
This is my dream school. The school I've wanted to attend all my life. The big kahuna. The end all be all. Throw in a bunch of other cheesy cliché expressions if you wish--the point is, I'm here!
In the weeks leading up to this moment, I:
Said goodbye to my family and got on an airplane with all of my earthly belongings,
Spent $240 in Walmart, because my mom loves me that much,
Did an entire 1-credit class in a 5 days,
Taught Sunday School twice in a singles ward,
Freaked out because of stress,
Got really, really homesick,
Hiked the Y,
Got shy around a girl (yes, me!),
Stayed up past midnight studying,
Had the time of my life.
As I write this, I am sitting in the library (trying to become like the man my grades could be like). Tomorrow will come in a few hours, bringing with it classes and deadlines and plans and parties and surprises that I can't even imagine tonight. But right now, I can sit here in a moment of peace and quiet and think about what brought me here.
I will be posting on this blog a couple times a week from now on. Sometimes I might not write very much, just a picture and a thought. But I will also post personal essays, exceptional papers, and anything and everything that is on my mind. Consider yourself warned.