Musings of a (LDS) Convert

Anonymous asked: I'm 18 and was baptized in May (: I love seeing other teenage converts. Makes me feel less alone! Have you thought about a mission at all?

I have! If I’m going to go on a mission, it’ll be between my undergrad and law school. I love the idea of sharing how much the Gospel has changed my life, but I’m not sure whether that will be the right choice for me. I have a couple years get to make that decision with the help of God. You should come off anon and we should be friends :D

Institute tonight was so great

I’m taking Doctrine & Covenants, which is great because I haven’t read them much in my personal scripture study and this will allow me to get a great, in depth look. I’ll probably be taking Power of the Word during one of my lunch hours on campus too. Tonight I made a new friend, connected with the teacher who is awesome, and felt an immensely strong Spirit. Generally successful.

I’m starting to not feel like a total outsider in this new environment, and it’s a welcome change.

Anonymous asked: Are you in a long distance relationship?

Erm, well. No, I’m not, but it’s complicated?

Basically I was dating a guy from church this summer, and we figured we would just go our separate ways when I went back to school. But we are both struggling to do that because feelings that we were not expecting have materialized. However, Boy is moving to Florida soon for school (probably around January) so basically, we’re not gonna be anywhere near each other anytime soon (except briefly over Christmas.) 

The best way to describe our dynamic is a quote from our Skype call the other night: “I’m relatively young, and there’s still a lot that I want to experience. And that includes dating. It’s just… I don’t want to date anyone but you.”

Neither of us are going to give up our dreams and our futures. And I would never want him to. We’ll see what happens.

So yesterday I was teasing Boy about how we’d have to have the best date ever when I finally see him in December. And then today we’re discussing going skiing and he’s like “what if I could get us a cabin right on <insert super amazing mountain here.>”

Excuse me while I make inhuman noises and try not to get my hopes up too much. Especially since it’s only September.

ldsdiary:

"May the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, protect this people in righteousness, so long as they shall call on the name of their God for protection." 3 Nephi 4:30

ldsdiary:

"May the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, protect this people in righteousness, so long as they shall call on the name of their God for protection." 3 Nephi 4:30