As I mentioned previously, I have chosen to keep my LDS membership records in my Provo ward over the summer so that I don't have to deal with the hassle of changing my records now and then changing them back to the same ward in August. Well, that resolution is going to be put to the test in two weeks. My ward meeting time is moving to 8:30 a.m. What?! We definitely heard an audible groan following that announcement! Haha, actually, the change is not going to bother me all that much because I'm such a morning person. However, having a forty-minute commute for church certainly makes an earlier start time much more irksome. Some people would call me crazy for being willing to go through all that hassle to remain in my current ward. I prefer to call myself dedicated. I am willing to go through the trouble of long drives and the other annoyances that accompany attending a ward that is not in my boundaries because I love my friends and bishopric and because I want to be able to get to know the new people in the ward now rather than be the "pseudo new person" come August. :)
Fortunately, I have some pretty awesome friends in my ward! They're making the problems of my commute and such easier to bear. In August, I will be moving in with my friends Jill, Lisa, and Rachel, and they have invited me to spend time in their apartment on Sundays while I'm still in Provo. This arrangement is great for me, because with out it, it gets a little difficult to stay in Provo for longer than church, because I wouldn't have anywhere to go! :) Yesterday, I spent most of the day in their apartment, chatting with Jill and my former roommate Allie. We discussed everything from the release date of the upcoming Harry Potter movie (July 15th!) to the entertainment value of twiddling one's thumbs (I tried it today; it was actually quite enjoyable :)). Jill even invited me to spend the night in her apartment on Saturday nights so I don't have to get up quite so early to come to church on Sundays! I just might take her up on that, though my rationale is based more on the chance to spend more time with her and my other friends than on the unlikely event that I'll actually get more sleep that way. :) My future roommates are determined to "corrupt" me by ruining my "early to bed, early to rise" routine. Maybe I'll just be able to convert them instead. We'll see. :) In any case, I'm looking forward to more opportunities to see my Provo friends and also be with my family and my SoJo friends: I'm getting the best of both worlds!