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Monday, August 22, 2011

i need purpose in my life, again.

I need school to start. Like, bad. No, really. I do.

Never in my life did I think I'd be a person who missed school and craved learning new things and doing homework. But here I am..very much that person.

School starts again the 29th. Going full time. Can't wait.

I'll spend my days wasting my time on the computer

and getting cute pen-tattoes

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Friday, August 12, 2011

the P word


Ah, the very word makes me cringe. You know how everyone has that one trial they have to battle their whole lives, or for a large portion of it? Mine is patience. Stinkin', evil, stressful patience. (As you can see, I've still got a long way to go before I conquer this one.)

Well, last night while I was laying in bed and trying to fall asleep, I was reading General Conference talks and came across one entitled, "Continue in Patience" that was given by the amazing, Dieter F. Uchtdorf. I knew I had to read this one, and so I did. There was a section in his talk that particularly stuck out to me:

"Waiting can be hard. Children know it, and so do adults. We live in a world offering fast food, instant messaging, on-demand movies, and immediate answers to the most trivial or profound questions. We don’t like to wait. Some even feel their blood pressure rise when their line at the grocery store moves slower than those around them.
Patience—the ability to put our desires on hold for a time—is a precious and rare virtue. We want what we want, and we want it now. Therefore, the very idea of patience may seem unpleasant and, at times, bitter.
Nevertheless, without patience, we cannot please God; we cannot become perfect. Indeed, patience is a purifying process that refines understanding, deepens happiness, focuses action, and offers hope for peace.
As parents, we know how unwise it would be to indulge our children’s every desire. But children are not the only ones who spoil when showered with immediate gratification. Our Heavenly Father knows what good parents come to understand over time: if children are ever going to mature and reach their potential, they must learn to wait."
I'm so glad I came across this talk, more specifically, this section of this great talk.. President Uchtdorf says it perfectly, waiting is hard..but worth it! I hope one day (soon) I can finally grasp this concept or at least get better at enduring patience in a positive way! :)

Have a good day, my loves!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Lately...I'm still me.

I realize it has been a while since I've posted..or at least posted something other than being a Harry Potter nerd..
Turns out even after all this time, I don't have much to really post about that has been, in my opinion, blog-worthy. So, I've decided to just give y'all an update on my good ol' life. It may be boring and not worth reading, but its something. Kay? K.

     Where shall I begin? Okay. Go.

      I've sort of decided to sacrifice my summer and be in school. Maybe I've already told you this? I can't remember and I'm too lazy to look. I haven't overwhelmed myself with tons of classes or credits or anything (thats next semester), but its been enough to keep me busy and and keep me learning. UVU is a really good school, I'm having a great time attending it and feel blessed to be able to attend a University and further my education and get closer to graduating!

     As I've mentioned, before, I'm working at the local Snoshack and am really enjoying myself, there. I'll be honest, sometimes it gets a little long spending five hours in a box by myself, especially on the slower days, but its a great job, my bosses are incredible people and I make good money!

     If you haven't caught on from some of the previous posts, I am no longer dating Todd. It took me a while to really be able to grasp that reality, but I can proudly say that finally I am okay with it and accepting of it! In fact, I'm glad it happened. I'll always be happy with the memories Todd and I made and I'll never regret dating him and spending time with him and loving him, but now that it is all said and done, I can see that our ending was a blessing in disguise. God most definitely has a plan for me and this is all part of it! Todd and I are on good terms and are still good friends and we both respect each other, but sometimes you're just better off friends than lovers, you know? And in this case, although I never thought this is how it would be, we are meant to be friends and only that. I've had a lot of blessings come my way since then that I know I wouldn't have received if we kept dating, so I am thankful! ...On that note, I'm not going to say much about this...yet...but I just may happen to like someone new who is an incredible, fantastic, amazing, as perfect as they come man.. :) I'm happy! 

     I promise I'm not trying to sound like I am bragging or anything, but this summer I've really made my health and fitness a priority and I've seen and felt the results of living my life in such a way. It is so cool to see the benefits living a healthy lifestyle can give you. I swear I say this all the time, but I can't wait to be able to, one day, help people create healthy lives for themselves and assist them in seeing the benefits, long term and short term from doing so!

     About two months ago, my home ward asked me to start attending the Singles Ward. In doing this, it meant I would be released from my amazing calling, being a Sunbeam teacher and would leave my incredible teaching companion and those beautiful little kiddos I looked forward to seeing and playing with each week. When I got this news, I'll be honest, although I accepted it, I had a horrible attitude about it. I was a bummed-out girlie. However, after I gave it time, I'm happy to say that I love my Singles Ward and I adore the spirit that is always there, the incredible lessons I hear each week, and the people I've met! It just enforced my knowledge that the church is true and that the spirit is the same no matter what ward or building you are in!

     Well, I suppose thats it. I warned you I didn't have a lot of excitement in my life at the moment...but I happen to think my life is freaking awesome, especially lately! God is great and has blessed me so much-more than I deserve, thats for sure! I have the best family who I'm so lucky to be able to see and play with daily and further my great relationships with. However, I do hope someday something epic will come along my way that I'll be able to blog about and create a little more sparkle to my blog that has been a bit sparkle-lacking, lately! :)