Monday, August 30, 2010

Butterflies, and Seasons of Life

So, my language development sends out these emails with proverbs and such, and friday her little tidbit was this quote, "just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly," i thought about that and I decided that I really like that. I feel like that sometimes. Whenever I feel like I am really struggling, and I dont understand why the Lord would do that to me, I become a butterfly, and I get understanding. The world becomes new to me. Like the caterpillar, I leave behind the old me, and pick up the new life with a better Courtney Mae Jones. Different from a caterpillar,however, in that I have the opportunity to become a butterfly as many times as I want! Isnt that amazing!?!?! This realization got me to thinking about my sunday school lesson yesterday. The bishop taught and he talked about the seasons of life and figuring out what season you are in, and living withing that season while also realizing that there are seasons within seasons. I am happy to say that so far I am enjoying this new season of my life at ISU, and look forward to becoming a butterfly over and over again. :)

Friday, August 20, 2010

Day 4 In Pocatello

Well, here I am in Pocatello Idaho for like the first time ever in my life, other than passing through. I'm aware that its kind of pathetic but non the less it is my first time here. I have met all of my roommates but one, another Courtney (wont that be interesting). They are all really nice and I have a feeling that this year is going to be a really good year! I'm trying to keep perspective and not miss Logan, and Utah State as much, but this new experience will be good! Change is good.... right?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

New Beginnings

This summer has been the summer of changes and new beginnings. I have done an inventory of my life and cut a lot of thing out that I used to think were importnant, but realized I was sadly mistaken. I had the realization that I will be 20 in 4 short months, and that I haven't done any of the things with my life that I thought I would. Sooo, welcome to the new CourtneyMae Jones! Life is too short not to live it! Almost everything has changed from my original plan. New school, new major, new roommates, new brother, new hair style, new friends, new calling, and most importantly, a new outlook on life. I'm determined to be positive about things in my life and let the Lord drive the bus. :) yay me!