Thursday, 30 April 2015

Good Works # 2 UPDATE!

Yay an update! I've tried to help during the meals, but I want to share my experience in doing one desert that I did all by myself. It's very basic and relatively easy, but I honestly had a hard time! Haha! I seriously have 0 points for cooking, but well, I try.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

An Open Letter: Dating

To the 14 year-old Andrea:

When I turned 16 this month, it wasn't the food, or the party, or the long birthday messages that got stuck in my head. Don't get me wrong, I am very grateful for how my birthday went. But there was one phrase that got stuck in my head, one of my church friends said it:
"Uy, 16 ka na! Dating!"
(Hey, you're already 16! Dating!)

Monday, 20 April 2015

April 19th: Seminary & Institute Graduation

The end of a school year also marks the end of another seminary course! And this year's course was Doctrine & Covenants. This is my 2nd year in seminary and to be very honest, it was very, very hard work to pass. Unlike all the other wards, we participated in *weekly* seminary, which means we have to answer a home-study manual. Due to a *very* busy school schedule, I was always late with my manual and more often than not, I missed a lot of units. And trust me, it was one of my biggest regrets.
(Credits to the rightful owner. I cannot find the original source, apologies.)

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Good Works Value Experience # 2

Finally, the first value experience I'll be sharing! It's under Good Works and is one of the required value experiences.

A word on Good Works, as you may (or may not) have noticed on my tracking sheet, Good Works is the value with the lowest stars or the least number of value experiences done. I'm going to be really honest and confess that I have a little problem with service. Don't get me wrong, I love serving! The feeling if being able to help other sons and daughters of Heavenly Father feels amazing. But sometimes I can get really lazy and that hinders me from serving. It's something I *really* have to work on and I'm glad Personal Progress is a way I can do that.

Anyway, sorry for rambling. Let's carry on to the value experience.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

My Personal Progress Tracking Sheet (at the moment)

Before I begin posting about the Value Experiences I'm currently on, I would like to share my progress first.

I've been working on my Personal Progress ever since 2012 and here's my progress chart:

Monday, 13 April 2015

An Obligatory Introduction Post: Welcome to the Laurel Wreath!

Hi, I'm Andy! I recently turned a year older (and by recently, I mean 2 days ago) and I realized that my days as a youth of the church is slowly coming to an end. Which means the time to finish my Personal Progress is also coming to an end. So I decided to work on it this summer, but this time, putting more effort and really striving to get it done. I've always used schoolwork as an excuse to put aside my Personal Progress, but now that it's summer, I've got no reason to *not* do it. And this brings us to the creation of this blog.

Aside from having the Laurel Wreath as my Integrity Project (more about that here), I created this blog as some sort of guide to help other young women out there who are working on their own Personal Progress. I'll be posting my Value Experiences and Projects, Ideas, resources that can help, and a lot more. All of which are sorted and can be found up in the "Values" tab (right below the blog logo) or here for a quick link.

I also want this site to be helpful to fellow youth so I'll also be posting about my own scriptures study techniques, LDS life hacks, and all that I have and will learn from being a part of the church's youth. Everything under this category will be sorted and found in "Youth" tab or here.

The Laurel Wreath will also be a big help to me in documenting my last few years as part of the youth and my experience as part of the laurel class. The "Log" tab is some space for anecdotes and blog posts about experiences as a youth, such as events in church including seminary/institute, mutuals, stake conferences, etc.

(it's short for Andrea, in case ya wanna know and *YES*, Andy is a perfectly unisex name)
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