Awesomeness now has a name. Let me introduce myself.
I came home on the earlier transfer day which was about 4 weeks short of my mtc entrance date.
I say I came home, but I actually flew straight to Utah to start school. I wanted to get right back into it. I didn't want to waste a semester coming home a few weeks after it started.
I had to track down my new student ward SP to get released. I then went home over the MLK long weekend and gave a talk in my home ward. I never reported to the High Council.
When I asked my mission president if I could go home 2 weeks early so that I wouldn't miss winter semester, he told me that I signed up for 2 years and that's when I could leave. I thought that was a bit too strict, but I said "OK. Then can I extend for an extra 2 months?" And he was happy to agree to that. I guess the contract was flexible after all.
A few weeks later President told me that there would be no flights out till February and that I could go home mid December if I wanted (1 month early), and I quickly agreed. None of it mattered though, as I went home 2.5 months early instead, using up all the heavenly credit I had gained for my willingness to extend.
Prepare to put mustard on those words, for you will soon be consuming them, along with this slice of humble pie that comes direct from the oven of shame set at gas mark “egg on your face”! -- Moss
There are three rules that I live by: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese. --Coach Finstock
My president pushed guys to get home in time for the start of school semesters. My ticket home, right before fall semester, was with what amounted to two of the largest "classes" in years. There were definitely mission policies and issues on which I disagreed with the president, but I thought he had the right of it there. Sending missionaries home to stew in limbo for a couple months just to avoid sending them home a few weeks early is asking for trouble.
Stay away from the SLC airport on missionary coming home day. A friend's daughter came home today, one of the first waves of missionaries after the age change. Just from here mission in Houston, there were 50 missionaries released. 12 were on her flight to SLC. My wife and kids went to the airport with her family and had to park in long term and run for it to be there in time.
"It's true that everything happens for a reason. Just remember that sometimes that reason is that you did something really, really, stupid."