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Over the past couple of months or so I have found myself in a little bit of a rut. I didn’t feel like getting ready for school in the mornings and I would come home and just lounge around. I was starting to listen to those people who would say “wow it must be awful moving your senior year” and I was thinking how much easier my life would be if I was back in Orem with the same awesome friends that I have had for so long, or if I was going to watch the Orem Boys win every single basketball game. Sleeping in and coming home to take a nap all sounded lovely, but I would gain nothing from that.

During my trip to New York, something changed me. I became so much more adventurous and had this sense of independence that I have never had before. I realized there that I (with the help of my mom) could navigate my way through the city and that walking 10 miles a day was fun. I realized that after 25 days of no sugar, I could say no to anything, and that after winning a skate competition, I could do anything as well.
So I made myself a little promise… I will be productive with my time. I have loved coming home from school and actually doing something worthwhile. I feel so much more useful to the world and I feel way more accomplished about my day. Some things I do are take my dog for a walk, write a missionary, go for a run, skate, blog, bake, swim.
Before, I liked the idea of coming home from skating on a Friday night and just watching a movie then going to bed. I decided that it is my senior year and if I want to have fun, I have to look for it. Like my mom always says “The fun won’t find you, you have to find it” so to change that up, I make plans now which is kind of new for me. Like driving myself to Rexburg on Friday, I had such a blast and all it took was a little effort! It is also nice not to rely on what others are doing. Do what you want to do when you want to do it.
I feel completely changed and different after I put a little more effort into the things I do with my life. I want to have a story to tell and I wasn’t going to have one unless I got off my butt and did something. That is just what I did and it really has changed the way I view life.
Moving my senior year was one of the best things for me. I was due for a little adventure in my life and I want to show those people who thought it would be awful for me wrong. I love Orem and I miss it every day but Park City is my home now. I find the little quarks about this place that make me love it more and more every day. I wouldn’t change any of the crazy experiences I have had living here for anything in the world. They have definitely made me stronger and have made me realize what the real world is like. This is my home now. I love it and I am going to make the most of it and my beautiful life.

1 comment

  1. Kar, beautiful post. You are a great writer Kar. I can feel your real thoughts and who you are by what you write, that's a great gift! Thanks for your inspiring message. I hope many more read it and take a life check like I did. You are beautiful and I love reading your blog. You are an inspiration.


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