Wednesday, February 23, 2011


So.....well I really don't know what is in store for me in the future, but the past two days I have had a strong feeling that I should serve a mission. I have always wanted to do a service abroad somewhere and what a better way to do that than by serving the Lord for two years? Its all up in the air of course because a lot can happen in a year and a half but it is a real possibility. I would be the first sister missionary in my family, so that would be neat. Also sometimes I feel SO selfish because I have the gospel in my life and its the greatest thing ever and I have done almost nothing to share it with others! I also went to a missionary prep fireside tonight given by Elder Cook the the 70. It was really cool and the stories he gave were so inspirational. I respect the guys who so willingly go on missions! Maybe I will go.....

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A real name please!

So my name obviously is one of a kind and it gets made fun of a lot-I've been called va(GINA) Dickman, Dickerman, and just plain G Dick. I'm still waiting for people to realize that no matter what they call me, I've heard it a THOUSAND times before. However, I recently hit a new blow to my name while applying for a scholarship. When I entered my name it came up saying, "Hey now, how about a real first name?" I tried a few more times but apparently the computer has more common sense than my parents to know that the name Gina Dickman is embarrassing and so I proceeded to enter my sisters name instead. So even though marriage is not the first thing on my mind right now I really can't wait to ditch the combo of Gina Dickman and have something a little less embarrassing.

Besides my name being weird life is amazing right now! I am so incredibly blessed it is almost ridiculous. When I think about everything I have been given I feel guilty just because I know so many people out there have it so much worse than I do and do more with what they are given.

One last thing. All my guy friends are getting their mission calls. Since when did we all grow up?! I am so proud of them all though- I know they will all be amazing!