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8:24 PM

Why I put that I'm from Utah on my tag, I have no idea.  I NEVER say that I'm from Utah.

I like the bookstore, yes I do.  I worked by myself for three and a half hours last night.  This coincided with "Jumpstart" for incoming BYU freshmen.  There were lots of itty-bitty high school seniors wandering around, finding out about all the ups and downs of BYU.  If they sang the fight song they got a free magnet.  I probably heard that song sung more times last night than in my entire life combined.  IloveBYUIloveBYUIloveBYU..... but I was about ready to punch someone after the 30th rep.  I at least got a free brownie out of it.

I really have no idea what this post is about.  Somewhere in between how much I hate BYU and how much I love BYU.  I couldn't help but put myself in the place of those freshmen and figuring out what made them decide to come to this school, what didn't cut it about the U or Utah State for them, and what was it that made BYU great to them.  I started thinking about why I even came to BYU... and then I came to the realization:  Hey.  Dude.  I'm at BYU.  I've been dreaming about this since I was four years old.  I guess this is one time where following in the shadow of your parents is all right - I honestly had no real reason for coming to BYU except that I loved the atmosphere and all of my family went there.  I am glad that I'm here, though.  I have so many dreams that I have yet to achieve that I sometimes forget how far I've already come.  Attending Brigham Young University and working at the bookstore is, well, pretty awesome.  And it's what I wanted.  I guess I just forget that sometimes.

But I really, really don't want to hear about unfolding our victory's story ever again.  Okay, at least not for a while...

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  1. dont worry, i happened to be on my blog and immediately saw that you posted something... promise im not a creep. anyway, i would kill to hear the fight song again if it was at another basketball game!
    also, i did a movie review (kinda... haha) and i thought of you:]

  2. laurenthejukebox17May 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM

    Feel free to creep whenever. I find it flattering. Annnnnnd basketball games are definitely acceptable venues for the fight song.

  3. Dude, I had that same thought the other day. Andrew was lecturing Ems on how people should actually consider WHAT they want from a college and not just where they want to go and I realized I really just went a) cuz my mum did, b) I loved the atmosphere, and c) It felt right.

    Now, of course, I've come to realize that majoring in landscape at BYU is a fantastic idea. :D So I feel pretty good, all things considered. ;) But really. BYU is grand.

  4. laurenthejukebox17May 30, 2011 at 5:29 AM

    Yep, that sounds about like me. I mean, I knew that BYU was a great school and that I could get an excellent education but I didn't know much else. And, yeah, now I'm figuring out that this was the place I needed to go and I'm genuinely happy about it. But, whatev. It's all an adventure.


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