It's been a rocky road/a rollercoaster ride for me in more ways than one since I came to BYU. Sometimes I wish that my college running career could have been a mirror image of my high school career. That would've been pretty sweet.
But then I realize how much I have learned from my experiences with running and with life in college and I wouldn't change anything.
Yes, trials are hard. I have broken down and bawled my eyes out a number of times. I have felt frustrated and upset and like I wasn't worth anything.
But thanks to my parents and my testimony of the gospel, I know that those negative thoughts come from Satan. And I know that I can pray to my Father in Heaven for comfort and strength.
Heavenly Father helps me in everything I do. He helps me reach my goals. He helps me have confidence in myself. He helps me feel grateful, whether I am in the midst of adversity or I'm on top of the world.