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May 7, 2012

human interactions.

One of the things I like about being Mormon (or any other good community of people) is that you can go to the house of a bishopric member at 9:30 (of a ward that you technically arent even a part of) at night and sit in a comfy leather chair and listen as his wife answer a question someone asks about making sacrifice in marriage. and then, for that half hour or so, you don't feel so much like a lonely, familyless college student. 

If you would like to know what she said, it was along the lines of this...

When you get married you sacrifice, to a certain extent your individuality. You can't just do whatever you want whenever you want anymore. You can't make all your own decisions...But when you get married, if it is a good marriage, you become even more you that you've ever been. You realize that what you thought was all of you was really just a half that becomes whole when put together with another half. And you learn to negotiate so that neither of you have to give up the things that are most important to you. Because you still have your hopes and dreams and you need a spouse that will let you do those things. 

Or having professors that you feel like you can talk to about just about anything. Because sometimes you just need a more adult than you influence in your life. These are things to be grateful for. 

My brother and his wife came into town this weekend, which was awesome. But I'm going to be honest, and you can take this as a compliment, I am less than pleased with how all of you left me all at once, even though most of you are coming back in a matter of weeks. It's like I'm the one who left all over again because we were all partying and having fun and all the sudden you're all partying elsewhere, most of you in exciting and exotic places. How is that fair?? Stop making me miss. Though it is probably a good thing because it gives me more of a chance to do my homework...which still isn't done. Socializing with strangers is good for me too.

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