Friday, October 3, 2008

Where was I seven years ago....


As I was driving a couple days ago my mind began to think...the car and the shower is where most of my thinking takes place... and I thought about how my life in England seems like a life time ago. Seven years ago I was 16 years old and attending Hind Leys Community College. My life was busy. I have always been an over loader, filling every minute of every day with activities. As a 16 year old I was at school full time, had morning seminary three days a week and two evening classes, I danced 6-8 hours a week out of school, was involved multiple musicals, worked as a gymnastics instructor, rode horses, mucked out stables and hung out with my family. Amongst all the hustle and bustle I managed to have dinner with my family nearly every night and what a blessing that was.

I remember being 16 and just wishing I was old enough to leave my school and move to America to attend BYU. I have always loved the performing arts but my last few years at school I found my standards were constantly being attacked and as strengthening at it was I was ready for a rest. I always kind of felt like a fish out of water in my school. I had some really wonderful friends who taught me a lot but it was hard to really nurture those friendships without compromising my standards.


It is so strange that just seven years ago I was a clueless girl waiting for adventure. I really believed that I would go to America and end up on Broadway, I didn't dream it, I really thought it would happen. Broadway is still amazing but it is not in my present plan of happiness. I came to American in search of stardom and in return I found myself, a more precious gift. I have discovered the importance of life lies in the people you love not in things or in dreams. I have a wonderful husband who treats me with respect and honors my strengths and abilities. I now am a mother who every day gets the job to nurture God's child. Isn't it crazy the way the things just work out?

Although my life in England seems so far away it is a part of who I am today. I hope I will never forget my heritage, my experiences and the things that I love most about my first home. I plan to heed the counsel of President Monson and live for today so that I will have memories tomorrow.

I wonder where I will be in seven years...
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5 comments

Michelle said...

Pregnant

Jennifer said...

Hello!! I got the potty chair at walmart (just the cheapest one they had) and our shower is so white because it's brand new! They just installed it when we moved in...which was in January.

sproket said...

YAY, so I found your blog through Tennille's. I'm finally getting to other blogs in our ward. You're so cute and I love your pictures. You can still practice your photography on Alec if you would like.

~Sarah

Lesley-Ann said...

I remember your dreams of becoming a broadway star and believe you could have achieved it, as you always had and still have that special sprakle and light when you perform. However it would have been a very hard road to travel and I don't think you would have had the everlasting joy and happiness that you enjoy with your lovely family. I'm sure there will be many opportunities for you in the future to share your talents and bless the lives of others.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your mum, you've blessed my life and opened my eyes to the joy life brings!I believe you were put in my life to help me see this and to make me a better person.I've known you from a young age and always believed that you can do what ever you wanted to do.I know I'll always believe this and always be proud of you. You've always put a smile on my face and given me courage.I admire your passion for life. Never change.xxxxnikitxxxxx

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