Once again, I feel the need to blog and have so many things I want to say, but don't really know how to say any of it so this will be #jessbrain, version 2.
First and foremost, my brother is home!! We picked him up from the airport 2 weeks ago! It is so nice having him home! He has adjusted well for the most part (and already had a date). Funny story, the first night he was home, our sister sat next to him on the couch and he slowly eased away from her, then slid to the edge of the couch, and eventually got and moved to a different seat. And it was all done without him really thinking about it.
A couple days ago, at my grandparents, I read an article in LDS Living called "10 Things LDS Singles Wish You Knew." (Which was pretty actuate, if I do say so myself.) However, I want to add one.
#11- Just because we are single, does not mean we are depressed about it or want your pity. Yes, I am 25. Yes, I am single. No, I am not sad about it. Yes, I wish I was dating someone. Yes, my plan was not to be 25 and single. No, I don't need you to tell me it will be alright. Yes, I already know that. Yes, I know that I need to keep trying. No, I have not given up. Yes, I know you are only trying to help. Yes, I know "there are worse things than not getting married." No, I don't need your sad eyes and sappy words of encouragement. Yes, I know they are well meant. Yes, I REALLY AM OK.
A few weeks ago I took a trip to San Francisco with a friend and it was a blast!! We did just about everything there is to do- Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf, Jelly Belly Factory, Oakland Temple, Lakeside Park, Ghirardelli Square, Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Park and Beach, Lombard Street, rode the cable cars, AND a Giants game. (We didn't stop in Chinatown, but we saw it!) I got to cross two things off #my26by26 list. I got a good vacation in and went to a new MLB park, which by the way, AT&T park is pretty cool. Literally. It sits right on the bay and the wind blows. It was chilly, but AWESOME. Plus, we got to see "The Freak" pitch.
Last week my bestie came down to work for a big event in my hometown and she had a day off. It was so nice to see her again and have her go 4-wheeling with us. I really wish we lived closer together so we could do more, more often.
Guys, I am having a really hard time finding the motivation to attend my own ward. It doesn't really have anything to do with the people in the ward. I like them. I think its a "singles ward" thing. I just really don't feel it right now. Which is ok, because I haven't really been around lately. It may also be the "I hate living here" feeling again. I think I fight this same battle every 6 months or so. When did a one year job in Happy Valley turn in to 4 years and the decision to stay until there is a legitimate reason to leave...
School starts in less than a month. I am SO not ready to think about it. I feel like I just finished the last year. I got my class list yesterday. 29 kids so far with a set of quadruplets and two sets of twins. But it looks like a pretty good group.