Things are going well. Adjusting and all. It has been both easier and harder than I expected. The being at home part is fine. Really comfortable. It's good to be back with family. Living a non-full-time missionary life is...okay. Still adjusting, but not bad. The hardest part? Being alone.
As a missionary, I was with someone 24/7. I'm an extrovert, so that suited me. I was happy. But now, as I'm here in Michigan waiting for the next semester at BYU to start (and many of my Michigan friends spread out throughout the state and country at school), I find myself...alone. It's the same way I felt as I waited to start my mission and had to hang around Michigan for a semester. It was hard. It's lonely.
I miss my friends.
But I'm still really happy. A few of my high school friends showed up from various parts of the state for an open house I threw to celebrate my homecoming. It was so good to be able to sit down and talk. It's good to know that over the years, we still have managed to stay close.
And it was great to have one of my sisters home from college for the weekend. We're besties, I swear. :)
And my youngest sister is still at home, so that's fun. She's cute and growing up too fast. I'm glad to have some time at home to catch some of the all-too-short years of innocence before she turns into a moody teenager.
So really, I shouldn't have anything to complain about. I suppose I just miss the mission and am a little moody because of it. But that's okay. I'm treating myself to Downton Abbey marathons with Mom and Ferrero Rocher chocolates. And I'm doing my best to maintain good habits developed on the mission. I still study the scriptures daily, something I have seen bless me in my interactions with family members. I go out exercising with my mom almost every morning. I'm still waking up early. Going to bed early...not so much. We'll work on that. And I'm managing to talk about the gospel with tons of people!
So I'm happy. Adjusting. But happy.
Take care all!
P.S. Shoutout to my AMAZING mother who has been managing this blog for the past 1.5 years! She's the best! Couldn't have done this without her :)