Our daughter entered the MTC this week on her way to Japan. I am more excited this time for a couple of reasons. I know it will be good for her and I think she is better prepared than our son. We’ve also been through this before, and everything turned out fine, so I am less afraid that things will go badly. Roman has been home for a couple of years, and he is doing really well. I suspect it will be the same for Paige when she returns. I am also looking forward to hearing from her and hearing about her experiences. I have high hopes that everything will go well.
The tour of Utah is starting again this week. I didn’t see any stages last year, and probably the year before that. Since they took the stage out where we could go to the park by the University of Utah. However, I am less and less motivated to watch cycling. This is the first year in the last several that didn’t watch any of the tour de France. I am disappointed in the cycling industry’s eagerness to make rules that they know everyone is going to break and then punish the riders. It just seems the governing body for cycling is just a bunch of angry people. So it demotivates me to care.
It is also tiring to listen to people complain about the leaders of organizations. If I think there is a problem I try to band together with a tribe of like-minded people and we figure out a plan to make a change. However, if I start to complain and nobody gets on my bandwagon and is willing to take some action, I realized a change is not going to be made. However, there are a bunch of people that are complaining through blogs and on social media about the way they are mistreated and misunderstood, and there are people that claim to agree with them. However, there are no plans being made to do anything about their grievances. However, because they believe people are with them, they continue to make comments about whatever leadership person is standing in the way of their happiness. I get caught up in the belief too that if people agree with me, I will be happier. If I am not happy, only I can make a change. Getting others to agree with me, or what I believe, is not going to make me happy. I have to find my own way to be happy, and I cannot expect that getting other people on my wagon is going to make me happy. Sometimes it’s hard to remember I am the one in charge of my own happiness.