I joined the Ward of Misfit Toys about two years ago. I've made some great changes in my life since then, especially in the last 4 months.
On Easter, or Bishop gave a great talk in a combined Priesthood/Relief Society meeting. In it, he talked about how many of us are stuck in a rut in our lives.
Already in 2013, I've started a new job, bought a car, and moved out of Salt Lake County for the first time in my life (except my mission). Yet, his words still strike home.
Yes, I know that I'm in a dating rut. Maybe I should just do the opposite of everything I've been doing (which isn't much -- but the job, car, and move are helping some of that), but something else needs to change.
Technically, I've moved out of my ward boundaries. Then again, the isn't technically a Misfit Toys Ward to join in Davis County. I have several options:
1) Stay in the ward I'm in now. I mentioned to my Bishop at FHE that I've moved to Farmington. His response? "I'll pretend I didn't hear that." He then laughed when someone else said that I said I liked farming .. a ton. I love my Bishop. I also love the people in the ward. Yet I feel like maybe they represent the "old" me, that I need to move on, and that I have served the Lord's purposes in being there. I'd probably still attend activities, but we'll see.
2) Attend another Ward of Misfit Toys. There is a ward that accepts Davis County residents. However, I seem to have a stupor of thought when it comes to attending this ward. I'll probably still check it out one of these weeks.
3) Attend the local family ward. 6 months ago, this was in no way an option for me. However, this is a very distinct possibility -- there is a Davis County midsingles group that has a lot of activities, so I would still get some social aspects. Plus, it means I don't have to drive to Salt Lake to church.
So, those are the options. It is a matter of prayer and fasting.
In any case, I plan to update this blog much more often.