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102 Days.

Well Folks, it's been exactly 102 days since my car left home and headed out west. Each day that I'm away from home I discover more about myself, my relationships, and my Heavenly Father. It's hard to place a time or a date to your life changing especially when it happens over a period of time and through many hard lessons. Now more than ever I realize the importance of relying on my Heavenly Father in all times, in all things, and in all places. I have such a testimony of the love my Savior gives me. He is my constant companion and he is my everything. At times things can get dark and things can get lonely. During these moments of trial we too often forget our divine worth. We were all sent here with a unique and special plan. We were destined for greatness and we were destined to allow ourselves to achieve that divine potential. I have learned to never give up on my Savior, because when I don't give up on him I don't give up on myself. These past 102 days have been the start of my dream, the start of my adventure, and the start of my new life. Although I still have a past, I have a bright future ahead and I can wake up tomorrow with the sure knowledge that I WILL BE OKAY. I may be sick, I may be tired, I may want to give up, but tomorrow is a new day and a new chance to head towards the person my Heavenly Father wants me to be. I want all of you that are reading this to know that you are here for a purpose. Find that purpose, and never let it go. Try each day to better yourself, to better your relationship with God, and to live life with a full heart and a happy smile.

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