Friday, August 13, 2010

It's the climb.

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I'm packing up my clothes, boxing up odds and ends, taking pictures off the walls - and it's suddenly becoming real. For weeks I've been dreading the prospect of leaving all the kind, selfless, amazing people in this apartment complex and the 104th ward, and now it's hit me. It's finally here. 

It's another one of the shoving matches in my heart. I don't want to leave my sweet roommates. Push. I'm excited to live with my best friend Courtney. Shove. I'm just settling into a comfortable social dynamic in this ward. Push. There will probably be fantastic people in my new ward. Nudge. I long to stay with what is familiar. Pull. I know I need to have faith in the future. God has taken care of me in the past, and I know He will do so again. 

Miley Cyrus' "The Climb" comes up on my playlist. And even though it's silly, frothy, ridiculous Miley Cyrus, the lyrics seem to fit exactly what I'm going through. 

There's always gonna be another mountain
Always gonna want to make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle 
Sometimes I'm gonna have to lose
Ain't about how fast I get there
Ain't about what's waiting on the other side
It's the climb

Life's a climb, but the view is great. If I stop at this point, I'll never get to see what other scenes the Lord has planned for me. Even though my heart is heavy, I'll just have to keep moving forward with the knowledge that God never forsakes and that through the Atonement we can be with the ones we love for eternity. 

And I'm going to enjoy this climb.


  1. I love you Tasha! Amazingly enough, I am packing this very moment and am having similar feelings to your post. Thanks for sharing, you always help me so much!

  2. Yay for new experiences :) I love that song. You are moving into the Belmont right? Do you know what that is in? Forrest is in a ward with some of the belmont apartments and there are some truly amazing people in it; you'll love it if its the one you are in :) Good luck with moving, I know it can be a pain. If you need any help, let me know! :)

  3. I know what you mean, I'm feeling the same way. I don't want to leave Brian, but I'm dying to go back to Utah at the same time. I can't win haha.