I teach about the American dream in school and what it means to my kids. A lot of them say it includes having a family, a fancy-pants job, and a house. Well, by that definition Brandon and I are certainly living the dream!!
We are working like little bees, bought a home and all that goes with that, and have made ourselves a little family together by getting murried! Cuteness.
For a little while though since graduating college I felt a little perturbed. Not like I didn’t have something I wanted, but I felt like saying a lot:
“This is it??? This is what I spent the last 18 years of education preparing for? Working and paying bills that come every month and having students … bother…. me [only on occasion ha ha]. Where’s all the changing the world stuff they told us we were going to be doing??”
General Conference last weekend though reminded me of something! That we are always getting better. You might be like… um duh Brooke… but I loved that they kept talking about progressing. I loved hearing about the 101 year old Grandma that got her Young Womanhood Award. And then when Elder Bednar was talking about the age/experience of the leaders of the church I was thinking to myself, “You’re right Elder Bednar, these people that are leading us are a freakin lot older than me… I have so much left to do and still have so many great experiences to have!” I mean President Monson is 89! I’m 25… that means I’m not even a 1/4[ish] way through my potential [hopefully not- cut-short] life.
So I guess what I’m saying is I’m excited for the dreams and goals I/we have coming up in the next months and years… and decades! Family, sports, running, motherhood, grad school, and things I can’t even imagine yet in front of me. I love General Conference because it helps me be motivated to do better and be better. I can say even in the last few days/week I have really been working hard to do better. There’s so much in front of us and I want to make sure I’m doing my absolute best to be ready for the good and hard ahead!