Wednesday, January 30, 2013

a very special sunday

on Sunday, i received my Young Women, Personal Progress Medallion. {see, here} that pretty gold necklace that is hanging around my neck, is the medallion. and i now wear it every day.

i have been working to get this award since i was 12 years old, and i am so thrilled to be able to say i have finally received it! after dozens and dozens of hours of work put towards this achievement, i have truly come to realize my full potential in life with my unique gifts and talents i was given. i have also strengthened both my testimony of the LDS church and my faith in Jesus Christ. the feeling i felt knowing i had finally done all 10 hour projects, and every single value experience, was honestly very overwhelming. {to read more about what i believe, see here}

the best part about finally finishing my Personal Progress, was that Malia got to finish with me. we were able to receive our awards together! i love Mia, and i was so happy when we both were getting close to the end, and able to finish together. such a special moment for both of us, as well as our parents.

gold for me, silver for her

mom wanted to take a couple pictures inside too, of course

so if you have done Personal Progress you will know what i am talking about, but here is what i chose to do for my 10 hour projects

Faith:   harvested a garden
Divine Nature:   making family dinners   
Individual Worth:   blogging // journal writing consistently.
Knowledge:   making a denim quilt 
Choice &Accountability:    making a t-shirt quilt 
Good Works:   making 4 recipe books 
Integrity:    participating on student council 
Virtue:   read the Book of Mormon

i sure do love this Gospel. so grateful to be a part of it, and able to participate in the Personal Progress program! what a relief to know i am finished :) SO MUCH WORK put into it, and it just feels GREAT to be able to say...

i. am. DONE.


  1. That is so cool that you finished it with your sister! It is such a wonderful experience.

  2. Even though I don't know you - I wanted to leave a comment for you. I am currently serving as a 1st Counselor in my ward...I'm also over Personal progress and know the long journey you've been on....congrats on your wonderful achievement! -kg