25 May 2009

Final Decision... hopefully

Well, if everything works out...aka if I can figure out a way to finance everything, I WILL be attending the BYU Jerusalem Center for Near Eastern Studies this fall. I will be living in Jerusalem on Mt. Scopus from September 1-December 17. I came to the conclusion that this IS a once in a lifetime opportunity, one that I've dreamt of for years. SO I'm moving to St. George to continue the job search, as I've had ZERO luck at home. But I'm confident that all things will come together and I'll be able to go to Jerusalem!! So wish me luck!!

16 May 2009

Pictures of 2008-2009

I have a very eventful life, so I've posted a bunch of pictures in a slide show below that depict where I've been, what I've done, and who I've been with over the last year. I lived in Petra, Jordan for a couple months while I attended BYU's archaeology field school. Then, I traveled throughout Germany and Italy for a couple weeks with a wonderful friend. I've had amazing roommates the last couple of years... I mean REALLY amazing! :) And my mom got remarried to a man named Bob Donaldson from St. George, Utah. These things provide a context for most of the pictures. But I hope you enjoy seeing what I've been up to!

15 May 2009

Major Dilemma... of the good kind.

Well, I was accepted into the BYU Jerusalem Program for Fall 2009--a once in a lifetime opportunity. You have to be a single, current enrolled undergraduate at BYU, BYU-Idaho, or BYU-Hawaii. So, it's now or never, because I'm only one class away from graduation. Obviously, I would absolutely love to live in the Holy Land for a semester!! But as of now I am completely debt free. This program costs $10, 105. A fee which I definitely don't have. So, it may as well be a million dollars. I will have to take out a loan for the program, which is easier said than done. Though I have no debt, I also have no credit and no equity AND I'm unemployed. So... what in the world to do...

I'll figure it out, and hopefully soon, like by June 12th soon. But mostly, I know that if I am meant to go to Jerusalem then Heavenly Father will help open a way for me to go. So, if you have any suggestions, I will gladly listen!!!

09 May 2009


Well, in my LOADS of free time, I finally crumbled under my sister's persistent requests for me to get a blog. I figured that this is as good a time as any since I'm at a crossroads of decision. I currently have NO idea where I'm going to be for the summer, let alone the fall or anytime after that! I've applied for BYU Jerusalem for fall semester, but I've also considered taking one more semester in Provo to take classes I've always wanted to but have never had time to take. Or there's always the possibility of just graduating in August. But as for now, I'm just taking it one day at a time!

I'm hanging out at home in Indiana with my mom, her new husband Bob, and two of my younger but not so little brothers. I've applied for 40+ jobs around the country doing lots of random things/anything I might be qualified to do... but no such luck so far. So until then, I'm just... here. :)