Friday, October 26, 2012

Doing A Lot Of Nevers


Tonight I am up past midnight, 12:07 at the moment to be exact. I never stay of this late, well since I moved back to Rexburg I never stay up this late. I also am blogging which I never do as well. Don't ask me why I am actually blogging, but I am staying up this late, because I can sleep in tomorrow! Well life in Rexburg has been a huge adventure. It's been filled with lots of things to keep me busy busy. It even snowed this week, so that add a bit of excitement to everyone lives in Rexburg. I have been filling my days with school, work, school work, and someone special. It's certainly a contrast from how things were during the summer. It's taking some time to get use to and to adjust to everything. I'll admit I am not much of a fan of actually having to live a real life and not just play all the time. Yet I am trying to find joy in the journey and recognize the things that matter most.


I sure do love this video and the message is shares. I am trying to recognize the things that matter most in life. I get so caught up sometimes in all the stress I have to deal with I forget what is truly important. It's when I get so stressed I get so frustrated and down on myself. I guess today is as good as any to figure out what truly matters most in life. I guess I'll go do that.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Who Would Of Thought

Well my time in Provo is about to come to an end. I sure am going to miss it and miss everyone I've met. I've learned lots and been blessed beyond my comprehension. One of the greatest blessing I have been given is a rekindled faith in God and his plan for me.

I shared part of my story with a friend of mine the other day. I then shared my testimony about what I've learned. They said why don't you share your testimony more often about this, and I bashfully said I just don't feel comfortable sharing it with others. Yet I am going to be brave and share my testimony.

I know that God loves each and everyone person on this earth. I know that he is aware of all of our needs and desires. I also know that he can see all things and truly knows what is best for us. We have been blessed with the wonderful gift of agency, and through this gift we can choose to turn to God. By turning our will to God he can make all things happen and truly knows what is best for us. If we put our faith in the Atonement we can truly be cleansed from any sin we or others have committed towards us. We are not alone and God is searching every day to bless everyone's lives. We just need to open the door and invite him in. It's crazy that just a few months ago I was at a point where I was completely lost and no idea where my life was going to go. I still have very little understanding about what will happen, but I wouldn't say I am lost. I am not lost because I know God understands, I am putting my complete trust in him that someday it will all work out. I mean who would have ever thought that Provo would work out for me, but it sure has! Provo sure has rekindled in me something new and invigorating! I am ready to take on a new adventure. Here I come Rexburg, sure excited to be coming back!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Finding My Way

So a little while ago I wrote a post about how I felt lost and I was really hoping that Provo would help me find my way. Well can I say it has been the key to the lock! Ok I know cheesy!

I have been very blessed with my experience here. When I first decided to come to Provo I had no desire to be here. I was here, because I couldn't stand being in Rexburg. I needed to get out and give myself some "me" time. Well I decided to venture far and made my way to Provo. My plans consisted of not socializing, sewing, reading, cooking lots of food, and finding a job. Well when I got here that is what I tried to do, I was still super down. I guess I wasn't suppose to be doing any of that!

So I quit my job after working only once, became extremely social (which if you know me this is weird), stopped worrying, and decided to have fun. I have been blessed beyond measures and know that Provo has certainly helped me find my way for the time being. Another huge blessing I've been blessed with is the opportunity to serve. I came here for me, but in the process I learned that my "me" time was a lot better when I let people in my life. By allowing myself to open up to others and let them in and serving them, it has been much more rewarding to healing then just trying to do it all by myself.

For example I have an incredible roommate. She always needs help running errands, so I've been doing that with her a lot. At first I was like I don't want to waste my time, gas, and money. But then I knew that I couldn't say no. Yet I have been rewarded ten time over.  I don't even care about the resources I've used, because as a person I am growing and learning lots. This roommate has so many trials and could be so bitter, yet she always keeps smiling and living life to the fullest. She is able to laugh about her situation. For example she has a lot of medication, and every night she always likes to tell me that if I ever feel left out I am more then welcome to take her medication. I can experience how fun it is and enjoy the experience with her. She makes me laugh really hard. She also is also very short, and so if I ask her something she doesn't want to tell me she says if you were under 4 ft I'd tell you, but since you aren't I guess you'll never get to know.

There are so many others stories I could take up a whole day writing them down, yet I won't. I guess what I've really learned is God truly does care and even if we don't understand he does. He knows what is best for us, even if we don't see it. So often we get caught up with time, and we want what we want when we want it. Yet time for us and for God is different. We need to trust that in God's due time everything will work out. My new motto is At Some Point In Time! For now I am going to enjoy and have fun. I am working on not stressing over things that I don't have control over. I've always had a lot of anxiety problems, and I still do, but I am definitely getting better. Provo is certainly helping lots, thanks bunches for all the adventures!




Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Jan Terri

This summer I have become a fan of Jan Terri. You probably aren't alone if you haven't heard of Jan Terri, but you sure are missing out. My friend Mark introduced me to this "incredible" singer, so I shall spread the love. This is one of my favorite songs of hers Get Down Goblin. It's kind of catchy, and may be stuck in your head for awhile. Anything from her is pretty classic though, and you won't be missing out. Also this is an interview that the daily show did of her!

Well so a group of us decided to have a Jan Terri party last night. Kristen and I made sure to go all out, and can I say I have some classic 80's hair. Kristen was certainly my favorite. Jan Terri decided at one point to change her look and go Britney Spears on us. So Kristen dressed up as Britney Spears Jan Terri, can you see the resemblance!




We ate Jan Terri's favorite food, pasta, we listened to Jan Terri, took pictures with Jan Terri, and had a hilarious evening! Here are a few pictures from the evening.






Shout out to Mark for the introduction of Jan Terri to all of us, we don't know what we would do without you!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Epic

So today I got a bit of an adventure.


The above boy, took the above girl gun shooting! It was awesome, and apparently I am a high 6 on a range from 1-10 on how well I did at shooting.

But look what I was able to do, not once but at least a few times!




I thought I was legit until he blew up a water bottle on the first shot with his pistol, then I realized I should actually be categorized as a 2 on the scale of 1-10. 


It still turned out to be epic, and was an awesome way to spend the afternoon. Even if I always felt sweat dribbling down my back every time I'd try and shoot. Also don't ask how close I had to stand to actually hit the pop can, totally irrelevant. Thanks Ben!


Saturday, June 23, 2012

Picnic

One thing that I really have enjoyed doing this summer is going on picnics. Usually I just pack up a camelback with a blanket, book, journal, sandwich, granola bar, fruit, and a water bottle. I head out to the park and enjoy the afternoon relaxing and eating! Today I wanted to picnic, but I decided to have friends join me. So glad I did, it turned out to be such a treat for the day. 
My friends Mark and Carissa joined me. I even went all out with the food this time. We had peanut butter and honey sandwiches, granola bars (dipped chocolate chip ones, my favorite), fruit snacks, carrots, strawberries, lemonade, and cookies. Luckily I remembered to bring fruits and veggies, because my friend Mark is very selective about the treats that he eats. He has the most creative way of eating healthy I've ever heard of. For Marks rules click HERE! If you are to lazy to click, basically he can only eat treats that are in season, which means that they have to be holiday appropriate. So since it's 4th of July season he can only eat things that are red, white, and blue and specific to 4th of July. So for our picnic he wasn't able to eat the fruit snacks, granola bars, lemonade, or the cookies. But I had taken plenty of carrots and strawberries luckily!
It turned out to be so much fun, we just spent the time talking and laughing. We got covered in this orange and black bugs, with awesome red eyes. Sure glad to have such good friends to go picnic with! 




Oh also this last picture is my friends mimicking a hilarious youtube video we found. I'll post the link so you can all enjoy! Awesome Face Workout!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Adventures

Every day here in Provo is a new adventure. I don't know if I'll be making a new friend, going hiking, babysitting, eating really good food, visiting old friends, and many other things. Over the last week I've had many more adventures to add to my stash. Last Thursday my ward went on a camping/boating trip. It was epic, and I bonded deep with many new people in the ward. The best part about all of this, was I got to wakeboard! I would have preferred skiing, but wake boarding comes close behind as one of the most awesome things to do. I think I even surprised a few people with the fact that I actually new how to get up, I guess I don't come across as that type! ;) The last night I even stayed up boating till 9 pm, and glad I did, because the water had been way to choppy earlier in the day to wakeboard.
Now I also got to go fishing for the first time in a long time. I am not good at fishing though, and sadly didn't catch anything. I had two boys the whole night trying to help me catch a fish (seriously we tried everything), so I could gut it. But oh well, I guess I'll just have to go another time.
I also went on a splurge and bought lots of produce for the week. I got apples, bananas, pineapple, apples, lettuce, avocados, and strawberries. I made crepes one night, but barely made a dent. I just love that I have so much produce now, I've just got to make sure I use it before it all goes to waste.
Sorry about the lack of pictures, next time I'll try and get pictures of my exciting new adventures.