Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Worst Beehive Adviser That Ever Lived

How many weeks now have I been in the Young Women's program? And how many of those weeks have I actually remembered to go to Mutual? Maybe 3 out of 16. I try to justify my absence, saying things like,"I was busy with tons of housework that magically didn't get done while I was watching Desperate Housewives," or "I was so tired from work that I started watching Desperate Housewives and fell asleep." The dirty truth is this:

i forgot.

I don't have so much to do that I shouldn't go. I'm not so preoccupied that there's a good reason for me forgetting. I just forget. Almost every week. The first mutual I missed, I didn't even realize I had missed until Thursday night. Mutual had been over for a good 2 days. Tonight, I realized at about 7:48, which means I'm getting better! One of these weeks, my remembering will line up with the hour it starts, and I will show up and everyone will throw a party for me. 

This forgetfulness of mine has decided to only manifest itself in Mutual activities. I don't forget anything else. My memory isn't failing. I think I've just been out of practice of going to it for so long (since high school, four years ago) that I don't even think to schedule a place for it in my brain. Or day. 

Anyway, I've decided that there are a few things that should be in my life, that aren't - and for no good reason. They just aren't. 
  • The Temple. I know people who attend weekly. Including the person I'm married to. In fact, he goes for 5 hours at a time. I can certainly handle at least once a month.
  • Mutual, obviously. It's not for me, it's for the girls. They need leaders who are good examples, and I haven't really been one so far. 
  • Working. Apparently I have way to much time on my hands and I keep getting lost watching Desperate Housewives.
  • Doing more crafts and etsy. One of my birthday goals was to professionalize my etsy shop, sell more stuff, and expand my network. I've done that a little, but I could do more. 
  • Exercising. I hate it! I won't do it! You can't make me! Except for, I'm a little less toned than I'd like to be. So I set a reasonable goal for myself: Go for a walk 3 times a week. Accomplishable?
  • Singing in a choir. I've sworn to myself that I would do it ever since I got married, and I never have. Why? Who knows. But I'm committed to joining a choir. Singing has always been one of my favorite forms of expression.
  • Reading scriptures. We have plenty of time before bed, and it just doesn't happen. I think I need to start putting my scriptures on my pillow in the morning so I remember as I'm going to sleep.
Before I berate myself too much, I'd like to point out some things that I have added to my life in an effort of making myself happy.

Journaling           Cooking            Reading          Spending tons of time giggling (that's giggling, not jiggling) with my husband          Loving the weather      


  1. We missed you...and you are an AWESOME advisor! There's always next week! ;)

  2. P.S. Love your Etsy shop! Mark & I are working on a website to teach others how to become top sellers on Etsy! Hope to have it up and running by the end of the year. In the mean time, holler if you have any questions... we've been selling on Etsy since 2008. :)


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