Thursday, August 15, 2013

The Storm Before the Calm

Yesterday, I completed the physical preparations for Seminary.
The sorting, organizing, and purging of all papers and supplies.
I emptied out my closet at the Church building and brought it home to join all the Seminary piles at my house
It was one huge mess before it was orderly.
It is difficult for me to feel the spirit amid chaos so this was an important step in preparation.
I have put if off all summer and dreaded this task, yet it brought so much peace and clarity of mind that I should have tackled it at the beginning of the summer.
Here is a photo of the mess during the purging and organization.
The yellow recycling bin is overflowing this morning.
Tomorrow, I will set up my room. We have Stake Conference this weekend so I can set up the Seminary room without worries of it being disturbed.
Here is a similar post on my personal blog: Seminary Mess.


  1. I did this the other day -- it took the better part of a day. We are probably the last class to start Seminary anywhere because we start the week after Labor Day. I've still got time, but I'm starting to feel the pressure

    I even discovered that a teacher friend had given me a copy of the Book of Mormon Timeline poster ( that I forgot about. I was going to buy one, but now I don't have to. Sweet.

  2. I need to do this also and have been putting it off. Thanks for the encouragement. This will be my 3rd year to teach early morning and I am still nervous and anxious as the time to start gets closer. We start after Labor Day. Thank you for sharing your ideas for those of us that feel like a deer in the headlights!

  3. You have been busy!! I am putting it off. I keep thinking seminary is a long way reality, it starts after Labor day. Not much time to get my act together! Starting my 5th year, you would think I would have this down to a science by now!