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It's Official..

I've never been much of a risk-taker. Anyone who has ever known me knows that my life has order and I really like it that way. Recently I have been pondering the next phase of my life. I will finish my AA degree at the end of the fall and the next step was to decide where to go from there. Stay at home? Find a college in Florida? Apply to BYU and try to live out of state? Well, after much prayer and support I have decided the next step on my journey is to move out west. On July 28, 2012 I will begin my 2000+ mile journey to Utah. I could not be more excited and scared at the same time. Basically my whole life I have lived in little 'ole Lake City. I attended elementary school, middle school, high school, and part of college here. This is the place I know, this is the place I will always call home. I have applied to BYU to start in January 2013. I will not find out if I get in until the end of October. Like other Universities, I am not 100% sure to be accepted. I hope and pray that I will, and if I don't I will have to figure out where to go from there. So the plan for now is move out the last week in July, find a job, find an apartment, take my last 3 classes at FGC online, and start my new life. It's not easy thinking about leaving here. My family, my best friends, and my great job are here and leaving that all behind is a big risk for me. I am so excited to see where my life goes. I am putting both feet forward and taking the next steps in my life. I have full faith in where I'm going, and I know that no matter what, as long as I stay close to my Savior everything will turn out the way it is supposed to.

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