Monday, January 9, 2012


"Happiness does not depend on what happens outside of you but on what happens
inside of you"

That little quote taped onto the bathroom mirror at home really has hit me hard lately. Yes, I'm not the most excited at the prospects of a new semester, new trials, new hardships. This semester is going to be a toughy what with the heavy reading load I have, as well as working 20 hours this semester. Its very easy to get down and frustrated with how busy/crazy/hard every day is.

HOWEVER, How can I choose not to be happy? I'm here at BYU getting an education that millions only dream of. I have a good job, and a good support system. Yes, sometimes its super hard, but there is always something to be happy about. Today, it was the fact that I got so much done. I'm HAPPY about that!

Well, thats all I've got to say at the moment. I hope you're looking forward to more wise words from Marissa haha

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

...And we're back

Christmas was fantastic, but alas, all good things must come to an end, so here I am back at college. The first day went pretty well. My 3 hour evening class was cancelled, so thats kind of a nice start to the semester i'd say. However, I can already feel the homework load piling up. Oh joy.

This should make for an interesting semester, involving loads of reading and writing, but hey, its all good; I'm going to grow and learn so much!

It really was such a fantastic christmas and I simply loved being with family and friends and having free time to do what I please. I'm grateful for that time of year because I get a chance to really celebrate my savior and all he has done for me, as well as spend time with the people I love most.

Happy New Year and best wishes in 2012!