Goodbye to Jerusalem

Tonight I'm getting on a plane that will take me home. Back to family, back to school, back to work, back to "real life". I won't lie and say it feels like I just got here. I'v been here a while, and it feels like it. But that's because of how much I've done, how … Continue reading Goodbye to Jerusalem

A New Year in The Old City

Yesterday I arrived in one of the world's oldest and most revered cities: Jerusalem. From January to April of 2016, I will have the unparalleled experience of studying at the BYU Jerusalem Center, located on the Mount of Olives and overlooking The Old City of Jerusalem. -- I can literally see The Dome of the … Continue reading A New Year in The Old City

Past the Parking Lot

A few weeks ago I moved into a new apartment. As I moved my belongings into my room I opened the blinds to let the sunlight through the window.  Right off the bat I was a bit disappointed with what I saw. My last apartment had a window facing lots of greenery, and I could … Continue reading Past the Parking Lot

My Life-Changing Experiment of Tidying Up

If you keep your fingers on the pulse of DIY literature, chances are you've already heard of Marie Kondo's book, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up. (available, here on Amazon) For those unfamiliar with the book, Marie Kondo is a Japanese woman who specializes in helping people tidy up and declutter their lives. Her theory is … Continue reading My Life-Changing Experiment of Tidying Up

The Danger of “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow”

Recently I was having a conversation with some people about how to deal with problems that come during life. Whether those problems are financial, job-related, family issues, or any of a million things, we all get thrown curveballs in life. One of the people in the conversation offered these words of council: "When life is … Continue reading The Danger of “The Sun’ll Come Out Tomorrow”

3 Steps to Being Happy When Life Sucks

How ironic that exactly one week after I posted "Why Bad Things Happen to Good People", a very "bad thing" happened to me. I won't go into detail about what happened, other than to say that at the time, it seemed like the end of my world. So this past week has been filled with lots of soul … Continue reading 3 Steps to Being Happy When Life Sucks