Showing posts from December, 2007

Home Again

Our trip to Mexico was spectacular. More pictures to come. Feliz Navidad y Propero Ano Nuevo. I will be a missionary in exactly three weeks! My "farewell" is this Sunday. Quote for the day: "Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life." --Buddha


I just finished the last of my schoolwork at Wellesley College . Yes, it is over. I am incapable of understanding or grasping this fact of life. My heart somehow won’t let me. Wordsworth said that “there are some moments in time worth ages.” Today as I walked home from the library, I had one such age-worthy moments. Perfect swirling sparkling snow danced around me as I slowly and carefully walked on the well-worn paths of my college experience, music in my ears, blood at the end of my veins, blushed cheeks and warm insides. This is my home, my soul sang. I am realizing, with joy, that it is exquisitely heart wrenching to leave this home. Wellesley is so weird and so wonderful. I have learned things here that I could have learned nowhere else. There was a part of me here even before I came three and a half years ago. Despite all the hardship and the musings of regret that inundate my thoughts in these last days, I am proud to say that I think I have found that part of myself.


I just took the last test of my Wellesley career! I totally kicked butt on my physics and statistics tests today. Well, maybe it wasn't butt-kicking but it was still triumphant. Now I just have two papers to write and some editing to do on older work. Life is good. I love Wellesley and I love school. It snowed perfect sugar-y sparkly snow yesterday - we got almost a foot of pure happiness. Campus is delightfully white and charming. The only bad thing about it is that I lost my wallet sledding down Severance Green on a dining hall tray. I'm trying to figure out how to get on the plane in four days without ID. EEK! More blogging to come after said papers are done. Pics from our temple weekend in Boston and New York, and some end of the semester fun:

Sittin' by the Lake Watchin' the Sunset

This is my special spot where I go to watch the sunset by the lake. I have had a lot of really awesome quiet moments in this spot, including opening my mission call. (Yes, I set up the self-timer and put my camera on an icy tree root ledge in order to take this picture.) I have 14 days left at Wellesley, in Boston, and as a college student. AHHH! Here is a list of all the things I need to do in the next two weeks. I thought I should make a list to kind of put things in perspective, and then I thought, why not make the list on my blog so I get the extra benefit of people feeling bad for me?!? Just kidding (kind of), but check it out: Write a 15 page editorial travel writing piece Edit my previous three travel writing pieces (marked up to high heaven by my professor) and put them all together in a nice little portfolio Do a presentation on antisemitism in the life of Albert Einstein (this is tomorrow, and I haven't even started the extensive research it requires) Write a 20 page pape

Being Glad

"This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it!" -Psalms 118:24 (I added the exclamation point) Some pictures of me being glad to be alive each day: Reunion with all the girls who lived in Stone-Davis our first year! I love this diverse bunch. Christmas tree lighting in the Boston Common after work with my dear friend Krystyna Wellesley Mormon girls at church. LOVE THEM! In the stacks. I don't look glad in this picture, but really I am enjoying the forthcoming end of schoolwork. Life is beautiful!

New Theme Scripture

"Let us cheerfully do all things that lie in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost of assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed." D&C 123:17