Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Piano Guys

I really need to play my piano more.

I am absolutely obsessed with The Piano Guys and this arrangement plus the fact that it was filmed in Hawaii make me incredibly happy. I have seriously watched and/or listened to this song about 25 times in the last couple days. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Right Place, Right Time

Is a year and half a long enough time to avoid the blog? Well, I hope that I can start being better at posting for my own benefit, a kind of journal since I am also horrible at writing in my actual journal. Here is what is currently on my mind and going on in my life...

Life is not perfect, but I have recently had one of those moments that confirmed to me I am in exactly the right place at exactly the right time. Let me explain.

Two weeks ago I received one of the most amazing emails I have ever gotten in my life. The opening sentence of this email read like this:

"Dear Jennifer, I am pleased to inform you that you have been admitted to Brigham Young University as a graduate student."

What???!!! Me, a graduate student?! And at BYU?!! Oh wow. I didn't even believe it at first and made the guy in my research group who was next to me read it to make sure I was actually reading it correctly. And then I cried. And then I felt the most incredible peace. I had a very distinct and strong impression that this is exactly what I should be doing in my life right now. As much as I want to be a wife and mother, receiving my Masters in Social Work is where Heavenly Father wants me to be. Needs me to be. What an amazing feeling!

I never in a million years envisioned my life would look like it currently does. Who knew that at 30 years old I would still be a student, working at a job I don't love, unsuccessfully trying to navigate the dating world, loving being an aunt (but craving kids of my own), getting to travel around the world, enjoying incredible friends, having a wonderful but busy church calling, and honestly, loving life!

A couple months ago I am not sure I could have said that I loved my life, but when you know you are on the right path, there is no other way to feel. Even through the difficult parts. I am so excited for this path and am so grateful for the knowledge I have that this is the right place, and the right time.