Add “unicorn rider” to this kid’s resume ???
We planned everything out so it would be a soft landing here in Playa del Carmen. But I suppose that is why they call it adventure. Our Airbnb ended up being a lemon, so we got a couple nights at a hotel to sort things out (pictured) and now have a new Airbnb for a week while we figure out a 6 month house rental to settle in to. This is not how I pictured the first week, it’s been full of stress and tears and doubt and sickness and rain. Sometimes I wonder if this was the right choice to bring these kids here, and other times they amaze me with their optimism and faith. ☀️
We got to stop in Rexburg and show our kids around campus. Lorelai requested this picture in front of the Taylor building.
I was recently talking with my niece about her upcoming college choices. She threw out offhandedly the old adage that she’s looking forward to getting out of her hometown to find herself. It’s since got me thinking about how important it is to choose what influences are present during those formative years, and how you will find whatever part of yourself that you seek to.
While walking through the Taylor building, I told the kids that I had walked those halls over a hundred times and it felt so good to be back. Their eyes bulged and they didn’t believe me. But that campus was exactly where I wanted to be, and I’m so satisfied with the growth that happened during those years. It was fun to revisit those BYU-Idaho memories.