Sunday, August 13, 2006

My mission

Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday to me. Happy Birthday dear Lizzie. Happy Birthday to me.

Actually, my birthday was on the ninth. Today, my family and I are going to celebrate it tonight by having my birthday dinner. Now, I am twenty years old. Finally, I’m not a teenager any more. Hurray! One more year and I can go on my mission for my church. For those you don't know, I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints which means I’m a Mormon. Lately, I’ve been thinking about my mission. My mission will be for two years. I can go anywhere in the world except the Middle East, China, and North Korea because they don’t want us there yet. I can’t pick where I’m going to go because Heavenly Father picks instead. I’ve been thinking about going when I’m 22 so I can finish up at Spokane Community College (SCC) and continue training in karate. However, I don’t think I can wait that long. I’ve been wanting and waiting to go on a mission all of my life. I just need to put my faith into Heavenly Father and trust that I won’t forget all that I learned in college and in karate. I’m afraid that I’m going to forget Trigonometry for Physics. Plus, I’m going to really miss karate and the dojo. I just wonder how much the dojo will change when I get back.

I would really love to go to Japan for my mission. I would like to go there because I want to learn more of the Asian culture. I know that learning any foreign language would be hard like Japanese. However, it would be cool to speak Japanese to Sensei when I get back. Plus, I would know why Sensei has some of the other special rules that deal with culture that’s in the dojo.

I would also love to go to the British Isles because I’ve always loved their accents and it’s part of my heritage. I’m English, Welsh, German, and Scottish. I think I was gypped because I have everything except Irish. I was gypped again because I don’t have any Hawaiian in me. My dad’s side of the family lived in Hawaii for many generations and none of them married and had kids with a native.

Anyway, I’m wondering who will be there at SCC from the dojo. I’m wondering if I’ll be the only one again like last quarter. Maybe, Sempai Jessica or Sempai Amy will help because they are both going to SCC this summer. Both may be too busy with nursing though. I know last fall Sempai Jessica helped out. When I started in the winter, Captain David helped. Then in the spring, nobody helped. So, a 8th kyu who wasn’t part of the dojo became captain of the class. If nobody helps, I know that I’m going to be captain. It would be really nice to have a black belt help. I know that during the winter, Sempai John helped at Spokane Falls Community College, SFCC.

2 comments:

supergroup7 said...

Happy Birthday, Lizzie!

I know that I'm a little late to wish you the best.. but my hopes are that you have a most wonderful year!

Who knows?? Maybe you will be sent up here to Canada for your mission. Wouldn't that be something??

lizzie said...

Thank you Supergroup. Lol.