Wednesday, August 29, 2012


Well, it's time for another big time change in my life. As I look back at my life thus far, I've had quite a few big time changes within the past 5ish years. I moved away to Texas for college, went to Chile to study abroad, went to D.C. for an internship, moved back to Utah for grad school, and now, I'm heading back to the east coast (woohoo!) However, this change is going to be quite different from the rest. Yeah sure I'm going to be heading into the real world, starting a real job, working full-time, earning my own money, paying for my own insurance (and yes, my dad is counting down the days until this happens), etc...but that's not what makes this different. This change is different because it doesn't have a deadline. There's no time limit. No definite end.

When I went to Texas I knew I'd leave after four years of college...I knew I'd leave Chile after the summer ended...I knew I'd leave D.C. after 10 weeks of my internship...and I knew I'd leave Utah after only one year. But this change doesn't have that aspect. I'm going to D.C. to start work...the end.

Does it scare me? Honestly, not at all. (Which I find to be a little strange.) But the truth is I'm not scared. In fact, I kind of like it. It's nice. Yeah, in some ways I want to plan the next five years of my life...or at least the next two. Everyone likes having some sort of plan. But on the other hand, I like the unknown. I like having the option to go wherever. Maybe I'll stay at this job for ten years? Maybe I'll leave after one? Or maybe I'll start coaching soccer? Or start a business? Or run a marathon in my free time? Or serve a mission? Or go back and visit my Chilean family? Or so many gazillion possibilities. Ahh yes, I love it.

No definite end. A new beginning. So many possibilities. And if there's one place for this change, what better place to be than our nation's capital?

After all, who wouldn't want to drive by all of this on the way to work each day?

1 comment:

  1. That is so crazy there really is no timeline! That's pretty sweet you can just let the Spirit lead you wherever you're meant to be and to do whatever you're meant to do. You have such an incredible job opportunity. I'm excited for you! And I can't wait to see you in a few weeks. I'll know our plan as it gets closer and I'll call you. Good luck your first few days out there. Remember lots of thoughts and love always from your Utah County folks!