The short of it is, be happy however you can and see you in two years!
By the time this posts, I’ll be about to be set apart as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
I suppose the most immediate implication for you all is that I won’t be loading tumblr again for at least 2 years, save a time or two in the next few hours. That makes posting a little bit impossible (not like I’d have time to post even if I were to load it). I’ve rather enjoyed my time here, and will probably return to this blog in 2 years (I don’t have the reasons to delete it that my brother did).
This probably isn’t too important for most of you, it’s not like my blog has ever been a stand out in quality or anything, and whether you continue to follow or not has no effect on your dashboard. What I do want to leave you with is my hope that you all live good lives these next two years.
I’ve chosen to go on a mission because I believe that the best, straightest path to living a good life and coming to know love and truth, is through my Church. I ask you to do your best to achieve this in your own lives. Earnestly study your own happiness, and capture it. Be good people, kind, and make something grand of yourself. Seek out the best books and thoughts on the matter, like Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning or Confucius’ Analects. If you haven’t read the Bible, do so, especially the New Testament. The Book of Mormon too is essential. My cool things page has some worthy things you might like to consult.
I don’t want to speak trivially on this matter. If you suffer from dislike of self, refuse the part of you who does not believe you are worthwhile. If it is anger, do not allow yourself to be offended. Whatever it is that undoes you, practice telling it that it’s wrong. It probably won’t fix things, but over time, even if you don’t believe yourself when you say it, keep telling yourself that you are good and can do better. Eventually, it’ll become at least a little bit more true.
This is more than I really intended to write, but this is really important. Answer the hard questions, and do what you need to to make your life a good thing. I fear that this appears cliched and weak, but I really want you to be happy, however you can do it. I don’t want you to do what you think will make you happy, I want you to be happy.
Take what you will from this. Farewell, have a good time, and I’m rooting for you. I’m going to serve what will surely be the most unusual and probably two of the most important years of my life. Do the best with yours. May you have just enough luck that you won’t need it for long.
Pokemon around the world.
This is amazing :3
I don’t know anything about Night Vale but this is beautiful
Having already sacrificed historicity on the altar to receive divine blessing, the Greek woman dressed in chiton and armed with Roman sword and shield faced the European fire-drakes as the fleet burned in the harbor, victim of the eldest drake.