Thursday, January 28, 2010


I am in the time of life where I'm making decisions about how the rest of my life will go. Exciting? Yes. Terrifying? You betcha. I was always told I would have opportunities and choices...and I thought that sounded swell! Now I do have those, and it's not so easy. Don't misunderstand, I am very grateful for the many doors open to me, but it can get a bit stressful for this over-analytical mind of mine.

I am sure you can relate.

On Monday, I "manned-up" so to speak. I looked my future straight on and made some definite plans. And I feel great about each one of them. I love how the Spirit works this way. We pray, we weigh the choices, and then we act. And in the action we often discover the truth.

I have this complex about making a wrong choice, taking a wrong step. And so in regard to where I will be spending the next 4 years of my life, I've been giving a lot of my prayer time to the subject. My personal choice is OSU and I wanted some confirmation. In answer to my prayers came this scripture:

Doctrine & Covenants 58:26-28
For behold, it is not meet that I should command in all things; for he that is compelled in all things, the same is a slothful and not a wise servant; wherefore he receiveth no reward. Verily I say, men should be anxiously engaged in a good cause, and do many things of their own free will, and bring to pass much righteousness;
For the power in in them, wherein they are agents unto themselves. And inasmuch as men do good they shall in nowise lose their reward.

With this boost of confidence, I pushed forward!

I withdrew from 2 classes, knocking my class schedule from 17 credits to 12 (and let me tell you, I feel LIBERATED). This decision meant I was turning my back on all the schools I've been accepted to, except OSU. I made my choice. Ohio State, HERE I COME!

And as a type of "Good Job!" (at least that is how I see it) my kind Heavenly Father presented me with a gift.

I have been searching for 2 weeks to know where the closest temple is to Columbus. Every search engine I tried was futile. But not 2 minutes after I was so brave I found this

It is the Columbus, OH temple! Isn't it beautiful? And it is only 12 minutes from my campus.

I'm happy.


Nicole Johansen said...

ADDIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So excited that you're coming out east!!!!!!!! Columbus is a really pretty temple, and really teeny too. We will be able to see you there! Can't wait! Will you move in August?

Rachelle said...

I was telling the ladies at my school how proud of you I am! I was just about it tears! You are a great example of faith and determination!

Noelle said...

I guess this answers my question :) I haven't stalked your blog enough to know what program you're here for. :)