its been quite some time i feel like since ive sat down givin some thought for some updates here. i just got back from spring break, which is a gift down here in 'happy valley' seeing as how at UVU we get 3 school days off and BYU gets none! we dont get the prestige but we do have more fun! so in this past week and a half or so ive taken 3 midterms, 4 quizzes and a test. yea, full load for a little vacation. but some interesting things have been goin on lately.......
i went back to the bay for spring break and it was great! i saw friends, did some fun stuff, didnt get shot and dublin BART for longboarding in the parking garage and i went to LA for one of the semifinal games of the World Baseball Classic which was pretty sweet! amongst all the fun i did give myself a lot of time to think about things that are important in my life. i realized over this break that i dont really miss home. now, dont misinterperet that statement, i love my family and friends and the area in which i was raised to the dapper young man that i am now, but i dont like living at home. so many things have changed since i 'moved out' of my parents house. the bay area is a great place but it is changing, whether it is good or bad i cant really say but if its changing enough to have my parents to consider leaving the home they bought where they expected to pass away in, well thats just not a good thing i feel.
sometimes we get hit by a ton of bricks. for instance, last week when i got picked up by my mom from the airport we get in the car start drivin and about half way home she asks where i plan on living like once im done with grad school and people start callin me doctor. it was wierd and i answered with i dunno anywhere i can, ideal would be san diego i guess. she replies with, well, your dad and i were talkin about movin to boulder, CO. WTF????? you never kno quite how to react to something like that cuz its a shocker! you kno, really id be cool with that in the end cuz boulder is a sweet town! any of my homies back at CU can tell you that for real. it was just strange to hear comin from my mom and dad who are as constant as the tide.
friends change. quite constantly actually. i love my friends back home like no other, but you kno, wer all growin up. figuring out lives for ourselves and gettin older and whatnot. but it is funny that we do the same stuff we used to do in high school except now wer 3 or 4 years older than back then.
so i went to LA with my fam last weekend and we drove. which was cool i drove part of the way which i liked. all good through the grapevine kinda i guess but things took an interesting turn. look, anyone that knows me these days knows how strong im gettin to be in the Gospel but i always feel strange bein at home since my family doesnt believe the same as me in the slightest but its cool wutever, jus kinda do my thing. BUT as we wer gettin into LA, conversation got wierd. some things came up about Bible times and the fall of Rome and development of the Catholic church to the church of england and so on and so forth til we find ourselves talking about the Latter-day Saint involvement in prop 8. i really didnt wanna get into it but you kno i defended the Church's position but i also gave my insight that i had thought at the time. i do kinda feel like prop 8 in general was kinda off from a 'America is the epitomy of freedom' standpoint and not a religious one. i do kinda feel like a better alternative that would have caused way less fighting would have been to change the CA law to allow domestic partnerships similar freedoms as married couples without calling it marriage still. since marriage is a religious ordinance if you will. way less controversy had CA done that i feel like. but anyway, my dad gets into this thing that churches have great political power. which in some ways is true. cardinals or bishops in the catholic church can shmooze the pope for more power, however, that doesnt work for the LDS church since being an Apostle or holding a calling is in itself a calling from God. he then begins to argue with prop 8 and how involved members were in it that werent even from CA and blah blah blah and how most members are sheep and follow blindly and yea and so on. how can i really defend that, hes kind of right. there are alot of members that do follow blindly. we do need to follow the counsel of the prophet be are also encouraged to feel it to be true for ourselves and act in the way each of us, individually should act. we all have agency. basically, it went down hill from there and i was done with it. but it was really upsetting to find out that my dad really does have a problem with the Church. it sucks..............
1 year ago