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Grateful

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Just another late-night post.

"For Latter-day Saints, the Sabbath is a day of gratitude and love." --Henry B. Eyring

Today I am grateful.
Grateful for the Sabbath.
Grateful for church meetings.
Grateful for good friends, good family, good food, and good naps.
Grateful for escapes from comfort zones, because no growth happens in comfort zone.
Grateful for growth.
Grateful for palm trees, and the 405 freeway.
Grateful there is just so much to be grateful for :)
Goodnight!



Adjusting to Non-Missionary Life (PART 1 OF MANY)

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For those of you who may not be familiar with my crazy life, I recently returned from serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 18 months in Arkansas/Missouri/Oklahoma/Kansas. It was pretty much the best thing I've ever done with my life.

So, to be totally honest, I've had many thoughts about my first returned missionary blog post.
But then tonight, during the Women's Session of LDS General Conference, I felt that I just needed to post SOMETHING so I could get some of my thoughts out there into the universe. So here I am, late-night blogging.

One of the speakers tonight referenced John 16:33, which is one of my all-time favorites.

I was expecting this transition of coming home to be really hard. I had heard horror stories of returned missionaries sitting in their basement for two days not knowing what to do with themselves, or waking up with their mom at the grocery store and having a panic attack. I had many dreams about being home wherein …