The Whole Shebang.

So, yes.  Your eyes do not deceive you.  I am moving.  To Utah.  Again.

And, I can assure you, it is only an act of God that could get me back to Happy Valley.  So here's the story:

About 4 or 5 months ago, I woke up and felt distinctly that my purpose in DC had been fulfilled.  So I started praying about it.  Where do I need be to be of most service?  

For months, nothing.

Then, one Tuesday morning almost 2 months ago, I woke up and felt strongly that I needed to explore going to BYU.  So, I called and made an appointment with an admissions officer.  The next day, I found myself speaking with Brother Jensen in the admissions office for 2 hours.  He offered me a spot to BYU right then and there.  I got my ecclesiastical endorsement the next day, and by Friday morning 3 days later, it was official.

Ever since, I have been making arrangements for moving.  It all seemed so overwhelming - what about my job?  Where am I going to live?  How am I going to get there? 

And the money!  Oh, the money!  It seemed utterly impossible to save enough money to transplant myself and my life to Utah of all places.

But, really, it has all fallen into place. 

Job?  Check.  I will be working remotely for the organization with which I currently work.

The Abode?  Check.  I found an awesome 2 bedroom on Craigslist that is affordable enough that I will be able to live there on my own. 

The course of study?  Check.  In a pretty remarkable fashion, it became clear what I need to study and why.

How I'm going to get to Utah?  Check.  My two best friends bought a new car - yes, bought a NEW car - so that they could give me their existing car, a totally sweet Jeep Cherokee.  Perfect for Utah.

Ka-Ching?  Oh, the money has worked itself out.  Miraculously.  And not only have I been able to save a ton of money, but a friend offered to let me stay with her in July and August for free so I don't have to pay rent.  Sweet!

My friends and family have really pulled together to help me through this challenging situation.  I've never really experienced anything like it. 

The best news?  The anxiety and overwhelm that I was feeling at the onset has given way to peace....and, remarkably, excitement!


austin said...

Mazel tov!

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