I’m 21! And I turned 21 in London. It was awesome. I wore my favorite dress and visited pretty gardens and convinced half of the center to go to Shake Shack with me. It’s weird being 21. I expected myself to feel a lot older. And in some ways I do. But in other ways, I still feel like such a baby! It’s going to be so weird to turn 22 next year because I’ll only be a few months from graduating college and that means I enter the real grown up world and that’s so exciting but SO WEIRD.
So glad we got to go to the temple. It was a two day ordeal, but so so worth it. We tried to go on Friday, scheduling out times and buying tickets ahead, and it just all died. We missed our train, and then the super nice train people let us take the next train without buying new tickets, but we still had to wait an hour. And then we accidentally took the wrong train so we ended up farther from the temple than we intended (the center is 25 miles away and we ended up 28 miles away) so that when we tried to get a taxi, the driver just laughed at us and asked if we had any idea where we were. So we just went home at that point because we’d get to the temple too late and there would be no trains running to get us home. Late that night, Brooklyn and I decided that we still wanted to try to go the next day, and I’m so glad we did. That was definitely a little nudge from the Spirit telling us to go because it all went smoothly and we were able to go to a session. I love the peace I feel in the temple. And I’m so glad I received my endowment when I did. The temple is an amazing place and I love it so much. I can’t wait to live 5 minutes away from two different temples again. I think I’ll see those “common” landmarks a little differently after living farther away for a few months.