Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Becoming a Cougar

GUYS! It's happening. I'm watching myself become one of those Cougar fans that I said I would never become. How has this happened?!!?

This semester has given me a run for my money. Between two internships, working at the temple, being a program director for 2 BYUSA teams, 15 credit hours, a few hours nannying a week, and doctors appointments, I'm swamped. ALL THE TIME. Social life? Do group projects in the library count? 

I am busier than every yet happier than ever. I've declared a major (public health as of 3 hours ago) and loving the classes that I've been taking this semester for my minor (nonprofit management). Most of my classes are centered around non-profits and social issues. Man, I love it. I've got a huge paper to write about vaccines in the middle east and I'm actually excited about it! 

My first semester at BYU was rough to say the least. I felt like a fish out of water 99% of the time. This semester I feel so much more like Carly. Even though I'm not good at taking a second to sit down and breath, I'm finding ways to have a purpose and be who I want to be, not who I think BYU wants me to be, who my eating disorder wants me to be, not even who my friends or family want me to be. I'm learning everyday how to be Carly! 
I owe a big part of the success of the provo life to my three incredible roommates. They keep the dance parties going. 

 This is my BYUSA team. They are kinda the bomb. Take a blue bubble bath was even more fun than it looks!

 At first I was very unsure about my ward. Once again, I am on the family history committee which I love! At the end of the summer I felt very strongly that I needed to put more of an effort into my calling. I've tried really hard to do that. As a result I've got an awesome committee that has made the family history of the Provo YSA 2nd ward come alive! It's been a huge blessing.

I don't know the BYU song yet but I'm actually proud to be cheering for my team, THE COUGARS. (INSERT SHOCKED EMOJI AND FLASHY HAND EMOJI)

Midterms are over and the second half of the semester has many more adventures to come. I can't wait to see what else BYU has in store for me!