//The Mountains Don’t Make Me Smile Anymore//

It rained today.

It came pouring down, hard against the roof of the car as I drove.

I turned off the radio so I could hear it pound as loud as I wanted to cry.

I ached for the tears to run down my face,

but there I sat, out of the storm, in the confinements of the drivers seat.

Watching, experiencing the emotion through a glass windshield.

I used to smile when I saw the mountains, because they reminded me of you,

just like the rain.

But today when I turned down my street and saw them there,

my heart sank.

It was just another rainstorm on another Sunday on another road in suburbia, USA

yet to me it was just another sign that the rest of the world will never stop even when I fall,

Even when it makes no sense for life to carry on at all.

So for now, I’ll drag myself along on scraped hands and knees until I can stand on my own two feet,

Taking the bad days and the good days one by one farther down this street.

 

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The End is Near!!!

Hey y’all! It’s been awhile- I’ve been super disconnected from the blogging world as of late. Spring is always extremely busy, but it’s also when my mood starts to get better every day. The weather has been so warm- it’s basically summer already.

For my birthday, Easter, and spring break my family and Lauren’s went up to Bear Lake for the weekend and it was such a nice break. We just explored and went to Logan to this little zoo and got Aggie ice cream and just had a really chill trip.

Last night I went to see the opera Don Giovanni, and it was really good! The whole thing was in Italian, with English subtitles. The singing was beautiful and it is a darker comedy which I found hilarious. Plus who doesn’t love Mozart’s compositions?

Also, today I finished the Book of Mormon! That means I’ve read that, the Doctrine and Covenants, Old Testament, New Testament, and Pearl of Great Price. Which is a grand total of 89 books, and 1,587 chapters. ONE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED EIGHTY SEVEN CHAPTERS PEOPLE.

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My AP U.S. History test was last Friday, and I spent the whole month of April studying my butt off (we did at least 40 hours of studying. At least.) I don’t want to jinx anything, but the test itself went really well. The topic of the longest and hardest essay we have to write, was basically heaven sent.  I’m pretty sure the entire room breathed a sigh of relief when we saw the words “American Revolution”.

Now that the test is over, school is basically over. I have a few things left to do in some classes but for the most part we just watch movies or do nothing until the end of the year. Gotta love wasting time, but its all good because I like the social part of it.  PLUS it gives me time to plan for this summer and next year!

I’m not sure if I have mentioned it before on here, but I am on the seminary council for next school year. Seminary is the optional class we take for my religion at school, and every year the teachers and then other church leaders pray to pick a group of kids to be on council. This year there are 12 of us, and we have had 3 meetings so far. I already love all of them, they bring such a light to my life. I’m so excited to learn and grow from their testimonies and friendships. Plus the group chat is hilarious, and we all speak sarcasm.

The other thing I’m going to be involved in next year is HOSA (A club for future health professionals) council. I interviewed to be on council and decided to apply for President and Vice President, because why not, and ended up getting chosen to be president! ALSO, my good friend Emily is secretary, Hailee is historian, Lauren is treasurer, and Ryann is communications officer.  I am so pumped for us all to work together next year, but the girl who got chosen as VP is not happy about it. She thought she deserved to be President because she was on council last year. I understand where she’s coming from, but I hope it’ll all blow over by next year.

BUT before next year- I have the summer which is going to be a BLAST! Literally the day after school ends, I have the Little Red bike race and I am doing the 100 mile again (hopefully?)  The next weekend I will be in Lava Hot Springs, and 2 weeks later I will be leaving to FLORIDA WITH LAUREN FOR HOSA NATIONALS!! I’m so excited, we now actually have time to start studying and practicing for the competition, and I know it’s going to be a trip I remember for the rest of my life.

The only downside is that we fly back Sunday afternoon, and super early Monday- we leave for ANOTHER WEEK LONG TRIP. Well it’s actually a Leadership Development Camp with the Red Cross. So we’re going to be exhausted but it’ll be a blast.

Other than that I have an overnight adventure camp and girls camp, but there will be more on that later in the summer.

I’m hoping that I will be able to keep up with blogging this summer even if it is crazy- I’ve missed looking back on what I’ve done and having it for future reference.

I’m pretty sure the next post I do will be on the awesome planner I just bought- so stay tuned for that! Comment down below what your plans for summer are

Love y’all! -Aspen AKA The Author