Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Scott Update

I was hoping that Scott would update you all on his life, but he told me to do it, so here it goes. As many of you know, Scott was planning on majoring in accounting. He was supposed to apply this summer to get into the BYU program but ended up not finishing an online class before the application deadline. So, instead of waiting a whole year to apply, he has chosen to do something different. He is majoring in Actuary Science, and about 90% of the people I tell do not know what this is. I was planning on majoring in this before Sociology, so I already know what it is and what the major consists of. Basically, it's a form of statistics. Here is a definition from Wikipedia of what an actuary does:

An actuary is a business professional who deals with the financial impact of risk and uncertainty.

Actuaries generally work with insurance companies and figure out rates for people. The only problem with this is that there are tests that you have to take after you graduate. The more tests you pass, the more money you make. Sounds easy, right? Well, according to Wikipedia, each test takes 400 hours to study for and less than 50% of people pass them. That worries me a bit, but if he does pass all of tests he can make a lot of money (not that that is what's most important). I really don't want him to be studying a lot, though, after he has already graduated. I have already been very deprived of his presence as it is. However, I think it's a good major and I am proud of him.

The second news about Scott is that he just got released from his calling in the Single's ward bishopric on Sunday. We will be going back to our married ward this Sunday, which I am excited about (Hannah will get to go to nursury:):):):). However, we will miss the single's ward. I guess I didn't realize how much our testimonies strengthened until we said our goodbyes this past Sunday. It truly was a wonderful experience for both of us, and we are sad but excited to go back to our ward.

So, that's Scott's update. I hope you absolutely loved it:)


Esther Noelle said...

Congrats on changing your major! It can be tough thing to do but it sounds like you've got a good career ahead of you! And that's fun you'll be going back to the ward! We miss it there and are still getting used to our branch.

Anonymous said...

Scott -

I am so proud of you! You will be successful in whatever it is you chose to do, so keep up the hard work. Maran, I know it is tough to feel like you are doing so much on your own, but the pay off will come. You are a wonderful wife and mother, and I am proud of you too! Your little family brings me so much joy and happiness - I am so grateful for all of you! Hugs and kisses to my little Hannah.....


Kerrie said...

Wow, I can't believe it's been a year already in that calling. I bet the ward that you are returning to has completely changed. It seems to morph into a whole new ward every summer.
Good luck with actuary science. I'm sure it will be a good fit. So is it two more years of school?

Jen said...

That sounds like a good major. I'm sure he'll be successful in whatever he does.
One day the "poor college student" phase will end, and then you will forget how hard it was! Sometimes I wish I could go back :) You tend to remember the good stuff.. just like childbirth.

Marc and Stacy said...

To mimic everyone else, I'm sure that Scott will be successful in whatever he does. Best of luck!
I'm excited you get to go back to your home ward. I'm sure its been such a blessing to have that experience. For Scott to be able to get that kind of leadership training at such a young age is awesome...but yes, I always felt for you on the nursery thing. I'm so excited that you get to go to Sunday School and Relief Society again. It's a whole new world of church. Plus, you will be able to make more friends again, and with people that you have more in common with. Excited to see you in a few weeks!