Note: If you have not read my post 'Now or Later?' please don't read any farther. Feel free to come back after you've read the aforementioned composition. Thanks!
I told you it would happen! (NOW the question is, can I wait until tomorrow to publish this post so it's in a separate email? We'll find out. Probably not.)
Ready?? Baptism by fire here, folks:
I GOT MY YW RECOGNITION AWARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep. That coveted Young Women's Recognition Award is mine. Well, almost. I've had my Bishop's Interview and completed everything, but I don't have hard proof. I mean, I have the signatures in my book and all, but I have yet to lay my hands on that gorgeous necklace and the certificate. I will post pictures when that happens, though. :) I am so happy!!!!!
So here is a recap of my Value Projects, some of which I completed before this blog was born...
I memorized 'The Living Christ'! So cool! My testimony of the Savior and His life was really strengthened and solidified through this.
I organized, coordinated, and participated in an annual Christmas Cousin Gift Exchange on both sides of my family. I was able to start it for the first time on my dad's side, and continue the tradition on my mom's side!
Family History! I was able to do ten great hours of searching for and reserving names and performing or sharing ordinances for my ancestors! Throughout this project, I visited the Jordan River, Mt. Timpanogos, and Draper Utah temples, as well my normal temple, Columbia South Carolina.
I read D&C 89 and committed to ten hours of exercise and preparing a healthy snack or meal for myself. Many summer evenings, I'd grab my brother and a cousin or two and walk, run, scooter, or bike around the block for 20-30 minutes. And I ate lots of salad!!! :)
CHOICE & ACCOUNTABILITY:
I took a week-long tech vacation! This was an interesting one and harder than I expected. Even though I don't have a phone, tablet, or iPod, I was still tempted. For example, the TV show Granite Flats (which is, BTW, phenomenal, produced by BYUtv) is premiering on TV and my siblings and I were anxiously awaiting it's release. However, because of my project, I had to be able to suggest not watching the new episode. That was probably the hardest moment throughout the week. (Thankfully, I have caught up on all the episodes.) I stayed away from tech for the majority of the week, giving in for a total of probably 1 1/2 hours. But we are all human, right? Anyway, I spent the time I would have used on technology to get more sleep, read, or finish schoolwork. It was so cool!
All right, I really loved this one! I put together a recipe book of my favorite recipes, as well as others I've never tried that sound great! I still have lots of room for more as I grow up, but I have enough to give me a start. This is one way to ensure that my future college student self and her roommates won't be eating Chinese takeout every night! :) I think it will also be awesome for a mission.
You saw this, but I'll link to the post and re-post the pics:
So, there's my Young Women's journey for you, project by project! Please tell me about yours in the comments, whether completed long ago or not yet through. I'd love to hear from you!