Saturday, July 05, 2008

published

I've had so many things I've wanted to post about lately. And no time. J's parents go home Thursday and then we have just over two weeks before we go to Maine. There are so many summer things to squeeze in before school starts! Still, I hope to write soon about what I've been reading, studying, and pondering. I feel so much more centered when I do that.

I wrote an article and submitted it to the "New Era" two years ago. It was published this month. If you want to read it but don't know my legal name (sometimes I actually think of myself as Calandria), write me at calandria4-at-comcast-dot-net.

8 comments:

Karen ~ said...

Way cool to see your name RIGHT THERE.

I know exactly what you meant about feeling popular for the first time when on your exchange experience. I felt that way, too. The glorious and heady feeling of freedom to be whoever you wanted to be!!! (Even if you ended up being who you really are, not some totally changed persona.) And another similarity - I read the Bible, cover-to-cover, because I wanted to as opposed to being told to do it, while I was on my AFS year. Must be something about being away and, like you said, really having to figure out who you are without anyone around who knows you. An amazing opportunity for soul-searching and deliberate thinking.

Ms. Beane said...

Wonderful, wonderful!!

What is it about AFS that makes us search our souls??

Dina said...

So exciting! Loved your article.

Mallory said...

Good article. I know what you mean about needing a stronger argument than "because my parents said no." In 8th grade, after my parents had already moved and I was still in Maine, I was at a dance at a neighboring school and this kid asked me to be his girlfriend. Besides the fact that I was utterly uninterested and that I had known him for a total of 5 minutes, I told him I couldn't because my dad wouldn't like it. He was like, So? Just don't tell him. Then I told him I was leaving in a couple of months anyway - I had all the awesome excuses we give only this time THEY WERE LEGIT! After that though, I felt like I had to have my own testimony of why I didn't date 'til I was 16 and all my other standards.

ML said...

Good article. We're going to use it for FHE tonight--and I think "and it's written by your COUSIN" will carry a little weight too! :)
See you soon!

Twinlinebackers said...

What a wonderful article. Thanks for sharing.

Have a wonderful time in Maine. We love going. Usually we make it up there every year but I don't think we get to go this year. Too bad. Enjoy it for me!

Cocoa said...

Congrats on getting published! After reading how the magazines are put together in this month's Ensign it's no wonder it takes so long for an article to be printed.

Everyone has to seek and develop their own testimonies at some point. I enjoyed reading how you decided you needed to do it for you.

athena said...

congratulations on your article. a very well written and enjoyable read.