Friday, March 6, 2015

Before the Future Comes the Present

Lately, my life has been full of waiting. In many ways, I feel like Rapunzel at the beginning of Tangled: "When will my life begin?" I just want so badly to know where I'll be going to school in the Fall, to make that decision, that I often forget the good things in my life right now.

First, I have a great job that is really kind of a miracle. First off, it's temporary, meaning that when I told them I was most likely leaving at the end of the summer, it wasn't a big deal and they still hired me. Second, it's only 28 hours a week, which means that I still have time to do my freelance writing and also just do my own things. 

My job also has some wonderful perks. I work in the Church Office Building, which means that every day as I come into and leave work, I get to see the beautiful Salt Lake Temple. I love the temple, especially because I have worked hard to gain a testimony of it. And while the SLC temple isn't my favorite . . . have you seen it in the morning and evening light? When the sun comes up and bathes Temple Square in a gold glow in the morning as I'm getting off TRAX at City Center, the temple is beautiful. Speaking of TRAX, I love riding public transport regularly again. I just love it. That's all. The last perk of my job is the cookies. All of the church catering in the COB cafeteria is delicious, but my daily lunch cookie is seriously one of my favorite parts of the day.

Second, the waiting is starting to pay off. Out of the 8 applications that I've sent in, I have heard back from 4 schools. And they've all let me in. All of them. I just keep waiting for one of them to reject me. But it's not happening. In a lot of ways, I actually want to start getting some rejections. I was feeling like this would be a very hard decision for me to make, and now that I'm starting to have options, that is proving to be true. So at this point, the fewer options I have, the easier my choice will be. But then I start to think about the schools I have yet to hear from and I honestly still want to get into them all.

Lastly, there are a lot of other great things. I have money and friends and a life. I have been making some progress on personal goals, like becoming more of a morning person and keeping tidy. I am also going to write more often. I need to start writing to help prepare for school, to get the words and the thinking back in my mind and fingers, so I've started developing a list of topics. I want to post at least once a week. So, this is an update and an announcement. Keep a lookout for posts on my family history, love and dating, Russia (of course), grad school (of course), and self-exploration. Because life is good, and as much as I want to jump ahead to the future, right now is pretty great too.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Good work, Rach. I like your idea about writing on set topics. I may try that on my own.