It Goes On

So, it's been a pretty crazy week. Monday there wasn't school, which was great. Tuesday I had a very dear friend get set apart as a missionary and Wednesday he went into the MTC. Yesterday was my roommate's birthday and the day of infamous freezing rain that turned all sidewalks on campus into ice skating rinks, which meant that I spent most of the afternoon baking birthday cake and walking to class turned into a very precarious balancing act. And today I went to lunch with my dad, which was very nice. 

One quote that I've been thinking of over and over again this week is this one by Robert Frost: "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on."
That's so true. There were points this week were I thought "I can't do this. This can't happen, I'm not ready. I'm not capable of this." Certain things seemed unconquerable. But life goes on, even when you feel like it shouldn't. We don't get breaks. We don't get to pause and wait till we're ready to take whatever challenge we're facing. In some ways, I kind of wish we could. But there are some things I don't think I'm ever going to feel ready for. For example, three girls in my dorm got their mission calls tonight. Watching them open them, I could tell that although they were very excited, they were also so nervous they were shaking. I'm sure they didn't feel ready. I'm sure I won't feel ready when that moment comes for me. Which is why I'm mostly glad that life goes on, even when we're not ready for it to do so. Because some things are hard to do, hard to start. So it's nice that sometimes life goes on and gives you the push to move forward when you couldn't take the step on your own. 

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