Hopes, dreams and nightmares of an incoming Beehive

Hi!  My name is Ryn.  I’m turning 12 this December and will be going into Young Women. My mom asked me to write about the things for which I’m excited, scared, or hopeful. I am very excited to be able to spend time with all the girls in my ward and all of my friends who are already in Young Women. I am excited to start Personal Progress. I am happy that I get to do fun stuff like service projects. I am also simply excited to just be at church with the Young Women. Since I will be twelve I am excited to go to the temple. I’ll have more chances to feel the spirit during Sunday school, testimony meeting at girls camp, when I go to the temple, or when we do service projects together.

I am kind of scared to camp without my mom or dad because I might get a little homesick. I’m very worried whether or not people will like me. A girl at school made me feel like I didn’t know anything and it really hurt my feelings, so I’m scared they’ll think I’m weird or not want to be friends with me.

I hope I’ll have fun at Girls Camp next year and that I make a lot of friends. I hope that I’ll like everyone and that everyone will like me. I hope I’ll understand everything so that I can feel the Spirit. I hope I’ll have the best time as a Young Women.

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Lover of: chocolate, my 5 miracle kids, a sweet husband of almost 19 years, Utah (especially in the fall and spring), Texas roots, France and its people, making music, reading the Book of Mormon with my kids, recording family histories, learning from wise friends, newborn babies, hiking, the gospel of Jesus Christ and laughing with my huge crazy family.

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  • ellen patton
    July 31, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    I think it’s going to be better than you think!!!

    • Ryn
      August 4, 2017 at 11:19 am

      Thank you, Ellen! I feel like it will be too!

  • Anonymous
    August 3, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    I’m a Mia Maid, so I became a young woman 2 years ago. It’s so fun to make friends with the new beehives. They’re so much fun! I love them!

    Ryn,
    No matter what anyone else thinks or what they say, always remember, Heavenly Father knows you. The Savior knows you. They love you. They want you to succeed. You are valuable. You are smart. And it doesn’t matter what others think because you are a Daughter of a King!

    • Ryn
      August 4, 2017 at 11:20 am

      Thank you so much! You made me feel a lot better and reminded me that we are all daughters of a king who loves us all ❤️

  • Hannah
    August 7, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    Ryn,
    I felt exactly the same way when I first turned twelve! I was nervous that I wouldn’t fit in and that people wouldn’t like me. I was mostly scared about girls camp because I hadn’t been away from my parents very much. But I had the best time of my entire life! I had so much fun and I was so sad to leave when we had to go home. I have only been twice now, but I can’t wait to see all of my friends next year! I love being in young womens, and I know you will love it too! I think it’s great you shared your feelings here. You’re not alone!