I am at a crossroads in my life. There is no way around that. I am graduating. I am applying to grade schools. I am working, but maybe not for very long. That is a long story in and of itself. But all these things that I am facing made me feel a lot of anxiety. I felt like I needed to talk to someone, so I went to talk to my YSA bishop. And he said something that really changed my perspective. He told me the reason I was probably feeling so much anxiety is because I don’t feel like I have any control over the situation. He told me to take control.
It’s that simple. Be the best you can be. Do your best to make everyone comfortable and happy. Start by being happy and friendly yourself and then everyone else around you will be happy and friendly which will make you feel even more happy.
Yesterday was day one of Taking Control. Operation Bikini Body is not really working out so well for me. But I figured Operation Take Control would be a good thing to undertake. I started my pre-professional hours at a local high school. I loved it. I am so incredibly excited to be a teacher. I had a lot of fun helping the students and teaching them how to do things. I think I need to learn to write lesson plans though. Some of the stuff I got to observe is stuff that I don’t remember actually “learning.” I know how to do it, but if you gave me a name of some concept and asked me to teach it, I’m not sure I’d have any good ideas on the spot.
Anyway, my week has been increasingly better as has my mood, though my muscles are sore from volleyball and working out in the mornings. So I’m quite happy about that.
2 Ne. 8: 3 -“For the Lord shall comfort Zion, he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving and the voice of melody.”